CHAINSAW TRAINING COURSES

SUPERIOR STRATEGIES DELIVERS 3 LEVELS OF CHAINSAW TRAINING:

​​Level 1 – Awareness

Level 2 – Basic (Bucking and Limbing)

Level 3 – Intermediate (Tree Felling)

These courses emphasise practical skills with approximately 25% of the training being classroom and 75% hands-on training.  Chainsaw operators of all skill and experience levels benefit from our programs.  Students are shown safe and effective techniques and then work to improve the precision of their cutting through practice and instructor coaching.

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LEVEL 1 (Awareness Level)

Operator training is only appropriate for those working around chainsaws in an assistant role, but never actually performing cutting operations. The course content includes basic safety awareness and chainsaw care and maintenance with limited cutting.

 

This certification may be available to candidates in a Level 2 or 3 courses failing to meet the passing standard for that course. (1 day)es basic safety awareness and chainsaw care and maintenance with limited cutting.

LEVEL 2 (Basic)

Operator training is required for operators involved in any chainsaw work except for tree falling. Focus is on safe techniques brushing, bucking and limbing. This certification may be available to candidates in a Level 3 course failing to meet the passing standard for that course. (2 days)

LEVEL 3 (Intermediate)

Operator training is required training for operators involved in limited tree falling operations.   Advanced content includes assessing potentially dangerous trees, troubleshooting for hazardous situations such as leaners, spring poles, and precision tree falling. (3 days)

BRUSH CUTTER

This additional module can be included in either the Level 2 or Level 3 course, and covers the care, maintenance, and safe operation of brush cutter saws.  (1 additional day)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Participants must bring the following PPE that is maintained and in good working order as per the manufacturer's specifications and regulatory requirements:

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

Forestry headset (CSA-approved hardhat, ear plugs and/or ear muffs, and face screen)

CSA-approved footwear

CSA-approved safety glasses (with side shields)

Chainsaw gloves/mitts

Chainsaw pants/chaps

Reflective vest (or similar high-visibility clothing)

CHAINSAW (ENSURE CHAINSAW IS PURGED OF FUEL):

Size and type appropriate for the work normally performed

Properly sharpened, maintained and ready to work in full compliance with requirements of applicable legislation, with owner's

manual (if possible

SHARPENING & MAINTENANCE TOOLS:

Combination tool

Correct size round file with handle

Filing guide

Depth gauge tool

All files required with handle

Small screwdriver (to fit carburetor adjustment screws)

Chainsaw grease gun, rag

Spark plug gap tool, wire brush, emery paper

Chain owner's manual

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FELLING AIDS:

Wedges

Felling bar

Axe (with sheath)