Industry Certified Chainsaw Training & Safety Courses
The Chainsaw Faller Competency Program – Level I
This course is the first level required in the steps to become a certified faller. In this program, you will learn the basics of chainsaw handling and operations and gain an understanding of personal and work site safety. This course is for anyone required to work with or around chainsaws at work or at home including trail or pipeline crews, seismic fallers and slashers, loggers, firefighters, arborists and more.
The program topics include:
- Hazard assessment and control
- Chainsaw inspection and maintenance
- Chainsaw handling and operations
- Safe limbing and bucking practices
The three day course includes one day of classroom instruction and two days of hands on training at a designated cutting site.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Chainsaw Competency Record Logbook and a wallet certificate that is valid for three years and are qualified to find work as a bucker (maximum six inches in diameter at breast height (DBH) trees.)
February 22 - 24, 2024: 3-Day Basic Operators Course CAGC Chainsaw Basics Level 1 is a three day course. The first day is in the classroom at Varscona Hotel Edmonton, then two days at the cutting site only minutes off Anthony Henday Drive. For students that are coming...
April 1 - 3, 2024: 3-Day Chainsaw Course CAGC Chainsaw Basics Level 1 is a three day course, one day in the classroom in Okotoks, then two days at the cutting site in Priddis area. Students need their own CSA approved steel toed boots, safety glasses, and gloves. All...
May 1 - 3, 2024: 3-Day Basic Operators Course CAGC Chainsaw Basics Level 1 is a three day course, one day in the classroom in Fort St. John, then two days at the cutting site. Students need their own CSA approved steel toed boots, safety glasses, and gloves. All other...
CAGC Level 2 Faller Entry: 2023 Winter Courses
This is a course for candidates looking to take the next step to becoming a certified faller in Canada. This course is for candidates with experience operating a chainsaw, and would like to advance their knowledge and skills in falling trees. The first day is classroom only and no gear is required. The following 4 days are in the field at the cutting site.
This course accepts only 4 students at a time, so register early.
25 Day Supervised Falling Course
Lloydminster May 1 – 25, 2024
This course is designed for candidates looking for their 25 days falling experience supervised by a QST. Students work on a logging block on an operational worksite handfalling under QST supervision to complete their required hours to go to Level 3. Upon successful completion they will have completed hours to apply for the Level 3 Faller Evaluation.