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Chainsaw Safety Online Course




1hr 15min

Course Description

When you see the power with which a chainsaw can cut down a tree, it’s not hard to understand why chainsaw operators must respect their tool. A healthy respect for and knowledge of your chainsaw’s limits and hazards will help you effectively mitigate them and keep yourself and others safe.

Using live action demonstrations, animated diagrams, and interactive activities, this online Chainsaw Safety course provides you with the knowledge necessary to operate and control your chainsaw both safely and effectively. No matter if you’ll be cutting trees or construction materials like HDPV pipe, this course covers the necessary preparations, safety measures, cutting techniques, and post-operational procedures you need to safely complete your work.

Course Topics

This online Chainsaw Safety course covers the following topics:
  • Chainsaw components and safety features

  • Types of chainsaws

  • Physical and site preparation for chainsaw use

  • Safety requirements for chainsaw use, including PPE

  • Hazard assessment, identification, and control

  • Pre-operational inspections and function checks

  • Chainsaw start-up methods

  • Cutting techniques and best practices

  • Post-operational maintenance and inspection

  • Chain filing

Testing & Certification

Testing conducted in this Chainsaw Safety online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to pass this course. The course is able to be taken three times in efforts to achieve the pass mark.

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. This course is recommended to be retaken every 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.

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