Chainsaw Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want chainsaw training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the chainsaw training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
You may have ended up here while searching for a “chainsaw course near me”. There is no need to travel for chainsaw training. Our chainsaw operation training course is CSA-compliant and is built to be used wherever you are, internet (online course) or not (training kit).
What are my options for chainsaw training?
What’s in the Chainsaw Training Course?
Our Chainsaw Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills CSA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy, PPE, safe operations, common hazards, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for chainsaw operations:
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
CSA Z62.1 “Chain Saws”
ANSI B175.1 “Gasoline Powered Chain Saws, Safety Requirements for”
Why do I need chainsaw operation training?
In line with regulations, anyone who works with chainsaws must receive training prior to working on their own. While requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific, most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
From 2009-2013, there were about 116,000 emergency visits because of chainsaw accidents—that’s more than 60 accidents per day.
Roughly 95% of those injured were males. The main body parts injured were hands, fingers, and knees.
Most of the injuries occurred from September through November. (Source: Hindawi)
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