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.


Various courses are offered on chainsaw use and safety including: