This is a 3-day course consisting of a total of 21 hours combined classroom and field instruction. Many oil and gas industry companies have accepted this course as their standard of skill level for chainsaw training. Below is an outline of the course content.
INSTRUCTIONAL PORTION (7 hours):
- Safe falling and logging practice and procedures
- Safe seismic falling and slashing practice and procedures
- Review of applicable regulations
- Fire protection and management
- Environmental impact and awareness
- Safe bucking and limbing techniques
- Personal protective equipment
- Mental and physical well being
- Chainsaw maintenance and filing
- Emergency response procedures
- Bear awareness certification
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE PORTION (14 hours):
- Daily hazard assessments and safety pre-job meetings
- Falling, slashing, bucking, limbing and dangerous tree control practice
- Hands-on experience portion will be directly supervised by the instructor
In order to pass this course, the participant must:
- Be in full attendance
- Complete the E.N.F.O.R.M. exam - 80%
- Have demonstrated competency at the end of the practical through a documentation report, satisfying the instructor's judgment
- Demonstrate a positive attitude and safe working skills necessary for the transition to the work force
Successful participants will receive ENFORM chainsaw safety certification (good for 3 years) which will allow them to obtain work in Western Canada in any industry requiring chainsaw operation.
A Bear Awareness certificate will also be issued.
Requirements: Suggested minimum age 16 years. All students are required to have appropriate clothing for work, steel-toed boots and work gloves. Students must be able to provide their own transportation to the practicum training site, which may be up to 1.5 hours travelling on dirt road.