Chainsaw Safety (Ontario)

Chainsaw safety is critically important as chainsaws are often the most dangerous tool on a work site. This online Chainsaw Safety course, which references Ontario legislation, will increase understanding of the dangers of chainsaws and the steps required to operate them safely.

Course Overview

This program is designed to cover the basics of safe, effective chainsaw use including:

  • Required protective equipment for use in the forestry industry
  • Parts of the chainsaw
  • Saw maintenance and sharpening
  • Effective tree-cutting techniques, including notching and cutting, limbing and bucking, with a strong emphasis on safety
  • Forestry danger zones and hazardous trees
  • Proper stance
  • Operator fatigue

Course Topics

  • Safe chainsaw handling
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Required equipment
  • The saw
  • Felling trees
  • Cutting techniques