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Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training - Two Day (Private Session)

  • 28 Nov 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 29 Nov 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Bldg 36 - 11 Goose Bay Rd, Astra, ON
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  • Available to current OPA Members only.
  • Consider joining OPA to receive member benefits.

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The Department of Labour requires that all parks professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation. This two-day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.


The course will cover:

  • Safety regulations and PPE
  • Identification and inspection of all chainsaw safety components
  • Inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
  • Starting and stopping techniques
  • Safe handling of a chainsaw
  • Woodlot assessment and hazards
  • Felling techniques for trees greater then 5" dbh
  • Bucking and limbing
  • Pole saw and cutting attachments
  • Competence test



  • Class E Type 2 helmet (within 5 years old)
  • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
  • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots - Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 6 eyelets (Blundstone work boots are NOT acceptable for chainsaw operations)
  • Full leg chaps or chainsaw pants with UL label that is visible (3000 feet per minute (FPM) or greater)
  • Masks will be required at this event to protect against COVID-19

In the past, OPA has supplied chainsaws. However, we now ask that you bring your own. If you do not have your own chainsaw or access to one, please email training@ontarioparksassociation.ca.

DATE: November 28 & 29, 2022
TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Bldg 36 - 11 Goose Bay Rd, Astra, ON


OPA Member: $475.00
OPA Potential Member:  $611.00

This course counts as 2 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

Please note that lunch will not be provided at this training. We encourage you to bring a bagged lunch and reusable water bottle for both days.

Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

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