Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

This IHSA course is hands-on

This program is offered for those workers who use power chainsaws for general ground use. The program is designed to help workers ensure safe and proficient operating practices.


Program Content

  • Field practice (an evaluated demonstration of chainsaw operation skills)
  • Protection of self and others
  • Working in a safe environment
  • Job planning
  • Maintenance and operation of a chainsaw
  • Interpretation of relevant regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Who Should Attend?

Personnel who use a chainsaw (including supervisors).



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Personal Protective Equipment / What to bring

Participants are required to bring their own CSA-approved head, eye/face shield, and foot protection, chainsaw/leather work gloves, ear protection, and leg protection/chaps. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.

Participants must provide their own PPE and chainsaw for the hands-on portion of the training. A list of required PPE is provided with the registration confirmation.


Learning Evaluation

To receive a program certificate, the participant must achieve 75% on the written evaluation and satisfy the requirements of the hands-on maintenance and operation portions of the program.



Delivery of this program at your facility will require a suitable space to complete the practical portion of the program as well as the required equipment. Please check with your IHSA Consultant/Trainer for specific requirements.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jul 16, 2024 - To: Oct 29, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E107044Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance7/16/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E105198Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance8/6/2024 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Course is full
E105201Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance10/1/2024 8:00:00 AMMississaugaSkills Development Centre Register
E107047Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance10/29/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register