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Chainsaw Handling & Safety Course

April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

$170

This 1 day 8 hour chainsaw handling and safety course in Pemberton is a must for anyone who uses a chainsaw at work or in their back yard! Participants will learn how to safely handle a chainsaw, starting with a classroom session before heading into the field for practical exercises.

Dates: Friday 12 April
Time: 9am-5pm
Price: $170 + GST
Register: Online. THIS COURSE IS FULL. SPACES AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

Capacity: Maximum 8 participants. Space is limited, sign up today.
Location: Pemberton Community Centre, Room D, 7390 Cottonwood St, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Student Requirements: Fit to operate 20 pound chainsaw, Work boots – safety toe if possible, Water, Lunch
Note: Course refunds up to April 3 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee. After April 3 refunds are not possible.
A minimum number of 6 participants are required to run this course.
Should the minimum number not be met by midnight on April 5, a full refund will be provided to registered participants.

Course Outline:

  • In class 3-4 hours
  • WorkSafe requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Saw safety features
  • Safe starting
  • Kickback causes and prevention
  • Compression and tension in wood
  • Basic maintenance and chain sharpening

Field Outline:

  • In field 3-4 hours
  • Site assessment
  • Free assessment
  • Starting the saw
  • Basic cuts for compression and tension
  • Body positioning and posture

About the Instructor: John Courchesne is an Energy Safety Canada, ESC, trained chainsaw instructor who has been teaching chainsaw safety for 10 years. He is a BC certified faller, teaches the Energy Safety Canada, ESC falling course, and conducts faller evaluations. He started out in the forest industry 40 years ago as a landing bucker and started falling in the mid 80s, add 10 summers of brushing and spacing gives him over 30,000 hours of chainsaw experience.

Details

Date:
April 12, 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$170
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Venue

Pemberton and District Community Centre
7390 Cottonwood St
Pemberton, British Columbia V0N 2L0 Canada
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Phone:
(604) 894-2340
Website:
http://slrd.bc.ca/pemrec

Organizer

Whistler Learning Centre
Phone:
604-932-7600
Email:
contact@whistlerlearningcentre.com
Website:
www.whistlerlearningcentre.com

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