Chainsaw Basics Course & Chainsaw ENFORM Certificate

Chainsaw Basics

Course Code: CON 005

This eight-hour course will cover legislation, personal protective equipment (PPE), work requirements, basic bucking and taping skills. All training aids, including chainsaws for hands-on training will be provided. Students must provide steel-toed boots and gloves. Certificate issued upon successful completion.

Cost: $325 + GST
Mar 11 2014 Tue       Salmon Arm   CRN 80212

Chainsaw ENFORM Certificate           
Course Code: CON 050     
Cost: $850
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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Dates and  Times

CRN                       Campus
 Spring Term      

 Apri 14 - Apr 16
 Mon Tue Wed 8:30 - 4:30
   90093  Vernon
May 6 - May 8
Tue Wed Thr 8:30 - 4:30
   90104  Salmon Arm

May 21 - May 23
 Wed Thr Fri  8:30 - 4:30
   90290  Revelstoke

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