What is an Online Chainsaw Operator Training Course?
This course is designed to cover safe, effective chainsaw work. We review required protective equipment for use in the forestry industry, the essential tools for the trade, and knowledge of the chainsaw components and operation. Saw maintenance and sharpening are covered as well. The course also covers effective treecutting techniques, including notching and cutting, lambing and bucking. There is a strong emphasis on safety.
Why is this course important?
Chainsaws have a history of being problematic at worksites, if used incorrectly, they have big potential to maim or kill workers. There a lot of ways to incorrectly use a chainsaw. This course is designed to create awareness for workers who occasionally use chainsaws at worksites. In 1999 the CPSC found that there were over 28,500 reported injuries in the United States In 2004, the number had increased to 32, 000. Accidents and Injuries are common to the chain saw operator who lacks proper training.
What will I learn in this online Chainsaw training course?
This course has Sections on forestry danger zones and hazardous trees, operator fatigue, and proper operator stance. It will ensure that students will go into this oftenâ€dangerous work environment with a respect for and knowledge of the job.
- Safe Chainsaw Handling
- (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment
- Equipment for cutting work
- Introduction to the chainsaw
- Felling Trees and cutting techniques
This online chain saw operator training course is approximately 90 minutes long. At the end of the course, there is a test, and a certificate will be issued upon completion.