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Chainsaw Operator

School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Enrol in Chainsaw Operator

Course Code: MECH082

Acquire the knowledge and basic skills to handle a chainsaw safely, fell trees properly and adopt safe practices. Based on the competency standards set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and developed by the Workplace Safety North, this course will teach you proper chainsaw use, maintenance and sharpening, and safety techniques for chainsaw handling before we spend two days in the bush (off-site) practising these techniques with an emphasis on safety methods. You must provide your own working chainsaw, supplies, and safety equipment and be physically fit to take this course. Additionally, you must be 19 years of age or older and/or a high school graduate. For a complete list of required equipment, please view the course description at

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus bookstore in-person or online: Peterborough Bookstore or Lindsay Bookstore.

Attend this course in person

Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Section: 03 | Instructor: Shawn Bloom
Location: Cobourg Campus

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Feb 25 is in-class theory and Mar 3-4 is offsite practical

Saturday (8:00am - 5:00pm) · Saturday, Sunday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Section: 02 | Instructor: Shawn Bloom
Location: Frost Campus

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Apr 8 is in-class theory and Apr 14-15 is offsite practical

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Section: 52 | Instructor: David Wright
Location: Haliburton Campus

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