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Online Chainsaw Training

When it comes to chainsaw operation, knowledge of safety procedures and best practices is crucial for staying safe. An understanding of the capabilities and limits of a chainsaw will help operators mitigate the risks and hazards associated with usage. Upon successful completion of this online chainsaw training, participants will have the tools they need for consistently safe operation.

The contents of this course are delivered via live action demonstrations and interactive activities. This knowledge is then reinforced through an online test at the end of the course. Whether operators are cutting trees, branches, or HDPV pipe, they will be able to do so safely and efficiently with this course. Upon successful completion of this online chainsaw training, operators will be given a certificate of completion.

Please note that some jurisdictions may require a practical component in addition to this chainsaw safety course.

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Chainsaw Safety Course Topics

  • Chainsaw components and safety features.
  • Types of chainsaws.
  • Physical and site preparation procedures for chainsaw use.
  • Safety requirements for chainsaw use, including PPE.
  • Hazard identification, assessment, and control.
  • Pre-operational inspections and checks.
  • Safe start-up methods and procedures.
  • Proper cutting techniques and best practices.
  • Post-operational maintenance and inspection.
  • Chain filing procedures and safety.

Online Chainsaw Safety Course Duration

This chainsaw safety course takes approximately 75 minutes to complete. As an online course, it may be started, paused, and resumed as required.

Testing and Completion

Testing is conducted at the end of this online chainsaw safety course to reinforce the knowledge presented. Participants must achieve a mark of at least 80% to pass the course. Up to two additional attempts will be granted if this mark is not obtained on the first attempt. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be made available for viewing and printing.

Universally Compatible

This online chainsaw training is designed to function on most internet-capable devices. Participants can complete this course on nearly any Windows, Apple, or Android-based device. As a result, this training can be started, paused, and stopped as needed. This allows for flexibility to fit any schedule or learning style.

Select courses are also available with multiple language options. Take a look at the full list of courses we have available for Canada (English, Spanish, French) and the USA ( English, Spanish, French)!

Not ready for the Advanced Rigging and Slinging training? Basic Rigging or Intermediate Rigging options are also available.