Basic Chainsaw Operations and Maintenance Training

Course Description

This NCTS Ltd course will educate and advise participants the safe work procedures and saw handling principles necessary to safely operate a chainsaw.  While developed for the forest industry, the course is open to anyone.  This basic training does NOT qualify participants to produce bucking cuts on steep terrain nor to fall trees, where more advanced skills training is required. 

Course Content; 

After completing this training, all trainees should be able to; 

Identify related Occupational Health and Safety regulations

Select appropriate PPE and other equipment

Plan for trimming and cutting

Visually assess felled trees

Perform essential saw maintenance, correct chain filing procedures and safe cutting techniques

Plan for cutting

Identify bucking and limbing hazards and complete basic chainsaw bucking cuts on level terrain in forestry operations and similar activities, and for completing basic chain saw cuts in manufacturing plants

Use chainsaw safely and correctly

Complete equipment maintenance

Course Duration; 

1 Day