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.