Duration: 2 Days (8 hour days)
Setting: Your Facility, hands-on
Price: Request Training
Resources: Course material and workbooks
Certification: Woodland Trainers Association Trainers

Day 1 Classroom Topics

Safety Considerations: OH&S, emergency response, communications, physical condition, insect bites, equipment, fire prevention, wildlife encounters

Environmental Considerations: why clear, environmental care

Safety and Ergonomics: Equipment, saw design, harness adjustment, adjust the saw

Maintain the Blade: well sharpened blade, filling, rock damage, setting, sharpening the blade while working

Getting Started: fueling, pre-start safety check, cold starts, warm starts, starting

Techniques: maneuvering the saw, working safely, sawing with a clearing saw, directional felling

Felling, Normal Cases: felling new growth, felling with single cut, felling with two cuts

Felling, Special Cases: felling with open directional notch, felling tree clusters

Planning the Job: Planning the route, working in swathes, follow-up of stem density, winter operation

Day 2 Field Training

Learning how to cut small trees with Brush Saws

Juvenile programs, spacing.

Course Outline

The information it provides is offered for the benefit of those who use Brush Saws. It has been compiled from “Train the Trainer” courses, professional Brush Saw operators’ manuals, publications, interviews and the observations of individuals and organizations familiar with the use of Brush Saws and their safe operation. While Woodland Trainers Association, its instructors and affiliates continue to research, evaluate and maintain the highest standards of operations within Occupational Health and Safety Acts and Regulations, the authors and publishers disclaim any liability for the content and views expressed herein.

This provided book is a guide to some of the procedures and techniques used in Brush Saw operations for the energy, forestry and service industry. It does not supersede the recommendations of equipment manufacturers nor legislation in any provincial or territorial Jurisdiction.

The instructors believe the information in this book to be accurate and reliable. However, because of the great variety of equipment and technology currently in use, this publication does not replace Brush Saw safety education from registered or certified instructors. We make no further undertaking as to the sufficiency or applicability of the information and recommendations in this book.

All registered instructors are to follow the progressive Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. They must also ensure that participants clearly understand and sign a waiver form before attending this training program.

Course Goals

1. Identifying and complying with local Occupational Health and Safety regulations.

2. Assessing hazards.

3. Responding to emergencies.

4. Maintaining your brush saw and tools.

5. Knowing your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

6. Handle the brush saw safely.

7. Organize you work zone.


Upon completion of this training course, students will be issued a Woodland Trainers Association certificate from our individual instructors showing completion of training.