Chainsaw Safety


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1 - 4 $44.95/unit
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10 - 24 $35.95/unit
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Chainsaw Operator Safety Training

This online Chainsaw Safety course teaches the basics of safely operating and maintaining a gas or electric chainsaw, in accordance with CSA Standard Z62.1-15 (R2020) and CSA No. 62841-4, which is the industry standard for chainsaw operators in Canada.

Although there is no licensing body for chainsaw training in Canada, the CSA standard states additional job or equipment-specific training may be required to safely operate a chainsaw. The nature of this training depends on the type of saw you are using and the work you are performing. This additional training can be documented on the back of your wallet certificate.

This is a general theory course that is meant to be completed entirely online, may be started and stopped as needed, and there is no time limit. It is fully narrated and includes interactive exercises in each chapter. Once the course has been completed, you will understand the safe work practices and responsibilities of operating a chainsaw.

You will receive a digital and printed certificate as well as a record of training immediately upon completing the final exam. Your training also includes a plastic wallet certificate of completion. The wallet card typically ships within one day using Canada Post regular mail.

If you are unsure if you require additional training specific to the work you are performing, our Advisory Services team is available to assist with any questions you may have. We are also able to provide on-site equipment training as well as program and policy development services.

Average Duration: 1 Hour
Digital & Printable Certificate
Plastic Proof Of Training Card Included
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Canada
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Available on All Major Devices
Live Student Support
Permanent Record of Training
User Management Tools Available

Course Outline

1. Course Introduction

The first section introduces the course and outlines the learning objectives of the training program.

2. Chainsaw Basics

This section covers the basic features and types of chainsaws, as well as what materials chainsaws can cut. It identifies industries chainsaws are commonly used in and how to select the correct chainsaw for the job.

3. General Safety Requirements

The third section explores regulatory requirements and standards around chainsaw use, as well as the importance of the manufacturer’s manual in maintaining and operating a chainsaw. This section also reviews typical hazards associated with chainsaw use and PPE to use to reduce the risk of those hazards.

4. Safe Operation and Maintenance

The final section of the course reviews safe work practices to follow when handling and operating a chainsaw. These include pre-operation inspections and how to safely start, use, transport, power down and store a chainsaw. It also briefly touches on the proper maintenance of a chainsaw.

Bulk Discounts. Free Tools.

Depending on how many training credits you purchase, you may receive a discount. Once purchased, training credits may be used to assign training to users in your account or held for future use.

In addition to the training that you purchase, you will also have access to a number of free training management tools. These tools allow you to add and manage users in your account, distribute training courses, view training progress, print certificates, view records of training, and create customized certification reports to ensure your users are always in compliance.

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Additional Services

We put our team of professionals to work to build solutions that improve results, save time, relieve your budget and keep your people safe. In addition to our training programs, we also provide Consulting Services, Train The Trainer Solutions, Course Authoring, and Integration services.

Consulting Services

It is our mandate to develop plans and programs that meet the unique needs and environments where staff carry out their work on a daily basis, creating customized programs that deal with risks specifically for each situation.

Our consulting services include OHS Auditing, Safety Policy Development, Procedure Writing, Training Needs Analysis, Safety Inspections, Job Safety & Hazard Analysis, Emergency Response Planning, and Fall Prevention & Detection.

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Train the Trainer

Customize and control the learning experience of your staff or customers with our Train the Trainer offerings and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with our lifetime complimentary update service.

These packages educate new trainers on how to deliver in-person training to adult learners. Packages include Instructor Certification courses, expanded reference manuals, ready to customize classroom presentations, exam templates, certificates, and participant guides for students.

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Program Authoring

Deliver original content courses to your staff to address the unique hazards associated with your workplace.

Our team of industry leading instructional designers and subject matter experts are able to develop defensible, effective, and efficient training programs that you can deliver as elearning content, self-learning course books, reference materials for classroom teaching, or as an app that integrates with existing frameworks. Training programs can be something that is built from scratch, or modified using pre-existing course materials from our library or your own.

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