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Community Education and Workforce Development: Forestry

Thompson Rivers University's Community Education and Workforce Development department has forestry courses for both the public and contract offerings. We offer courses designed for the job seeker or for general interest purposes.  If you have an interest in a particular forestry area, but do not see it currently offered, please let us know at 250-392-8010.

 Chainsaw Safety  •  XOCH 0910

This 3-day certified course is Level 1 - Chainsaw Basics. It covers instruction in personal and worksite safety; hazard assessment and control; chainsaw inspection and maintenance; chainsaw handling and operations; and safe limbing and bucking practices. There will be a written examination and an industry-standard training certificate will be issued upon successful completion. Hard hats, reflective vests, safety glasses, and chainsaws supplied.

Requirements: Suggested minimum age of 16 years. All students are required to have appropriate clothing for work, steel-toed boots, and work gloves.

Dates:  May 22-24, 2024

Times: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee:     $995


Students must be able to provide their own transportation to the practicum training site, which may be up to 1.5 hours traveling on dirt road.

Contact Community Education and Workforce Development at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.