Chain Saw Specialist

TCIA’s Tree Care Academy Chain Saw Specialist course is designed to train tree care employees in hazards, as well as accepted practices for chain saw operation and other associated tasks.

Chain Saw Specialist Manual

The course covers:

  • Hazard awareness
  • Procedures for chain-saw operation and maintenance
  • Correct PPE for chain-saw operators
  • Use of a chain saw aloft
  • Communicating with crew members for fellers, climbers and bucket operators
  • Tree inspections and building a work plan
  • Bucking, felling and pruning cut techniques

The Chain Saw Specialist training program manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Benefits for Employees

Completion of this training program helps bridge the gap in knowledge and prepares you with basic knowledge for working safely with chain saws.

Benefits for Employers

The course will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing. It is best paired with on-the-job training.

Tree worker inspecting a chain saw

Chain Saw Specialist Enrollment

$34.99 for TCIA members ($54.99 for non-members). Fee includes the program manual.

The fee also includes:

  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet decal, patch, and certificate upon completion

Completion of the program qualifies for 3.5 ISA CEUs / 3.5 CTSP CEUs.

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