Chainsaw Use & Safety

It is very important that chainsaw operators receive training in chainsaw use and safety to:

  • promote a safe and healthy workplace
  • ensure compliance with legislation
  • promote adherence to industry guidelines

The Forest Professional
The Forest Professional, a manual describing techniques and procedures for good forest operations, has been produced by the Occupational Health and Safety Division, NS Department of Environment and Labour, and is adapted from material prepared by the Safety & Training Committee of the Forest Products Association of NS.

The Forest Professional is widely recognized and used throughout NS, NB, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador. It is available online: The Forest Professional ONLINE

It may also be ordered from NS Department of Environment 902-424-5300.

Module 6 - Chainsaw Use & Safety
Woodlot Management Home Study Course
Module 6 of the NS Department of Natural Resources home study course has been designed to help chainsaw users:

  • reduce accidents
  • be prepared for accidents if they should happen
  • increase efficiency in chainsaw technique
  • improve quality of maintenance work on saws

The module is available online: NSDNR Woodlot Management Home Study Program ONLINE

Courses
Various courses are offered on chainsaw use and safety including:

Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia
Courses offered by the FSS include:

  • Chainsaw Awareness
  • Chainsaw/Clearing Saw
  • Tree Felling Near Power Lines

Resources

Occupational Health & Safety Division
NS Department of Environment & Labour
1-877-936-8476

The Forest Professional
- Online
Occupational Health & Safety Division
NS Department of Environment & Labour
1-800-952-2687

NSDNR Woodlot Management Home Study Program
- Online or Mail
Module 6 - Chainsaw Use & Safety