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Chainsaw Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or CSA.

We Offer Three Differnt Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.
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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an OSHA Competent Presentation the you can present yourself to a group of trainees.
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Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.
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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.
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What's in the Training Course?

Our Chainsaw Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy, PPE, safe operations, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for chainsaw operations:

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.266(e)(2) – Chainsaws
  • 29 CFR 1910.266(e)(1)(ii)(C) – Chains Adjusted Properly
  • 29 CFR 1910.266(e)(1)(ii)(D) – Mufflers are Operational and in Place
  • 29 CFR 1910.266(e)(1)(ii)(E) – Chain Brakes are in Place and Function Properly
  • 29 CFR 1910.266(e)(1)(ii)(H) – All Other Safety Devices are in Place and Function Properly
  • ANSI B175.1 – Safety Requirements for Gasoline-Powered Chain Saws
  • 241 FW 12 – Chain Saw Safety (non-fire)
  • Canada Standards

  • CSA Z62.1 “Chain Saws”
  • ANSI B175.1 “Gasoline Powered Chain Saws, Safety Requirements for”
  • Train the Trainer Certification

    The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who works with chainsaws must receive training prior to working on their own. While requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific, most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

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    Did You Know?

    From 2009-2013, there were about 116,000 emergency visits because of chainsaw accidents—that’s more than 60 accidents per day.

    Roughly 95% of those injured were males. The main body parts injured were hands, fingers, and knees.

    Most of the injuries occurred from September through November. (Source: Hindawi).

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