The basic chainsaw level is for people with little to no experience in areas such as:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Using a chainsaw safely
  • Safety features of a chainsaw
  • Daily maintenance
  • Body mechanics
  • Open face notch and bore cutting
  • Hinge establishment
  • Spring pole release demonstration
  • Having a plan


Each person is required to have for this course PPE (saw chaps/cutting pants, hardhat with visor/safety glasses, gloves, and steel toed boots/cut resistant, hearing protection).

Chainsaw must be in working order, fuel and bar oil.

Certificate will be issued upon completion of class.