Safety & Maintenance

Meet the Instructor

Other Services


Welcome to Chainsaw Safety Manitoba

At Chainsaw Safety Manitoba we supply chainsaw safety training and certification to meet your needs.


Our 1 or 2-day Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance Course is designed for those who require employment certification or for those who would like more confidence when using their chainsaw for personal use.


All of these sessions are aimed at novices or more experienced people who are ready to hear the latest information. Sessions may be eligible for Canadian Agricultural Skills Services (CASS) funding and International Society of Aboriculture (ISA) credit where applicable.


Seminars are all-inclusive. All of the chainsaws, materials, props, personal protective equipment, audio visual/ instructional videos, and handout materials are supplied by the instructor.


Certificates of Completion (wall mount and wallet card) are awarded to participants following successful completion of an outdoor practical session and a written exam.




Phone: 204-963-2209

590 Rupertsland Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2V 0H4

Chainsaw Safety Certification & Maintenance Course

In this 1 or 2-day course, Ken Fosty, Certified Professional Chainsaw Instructor teaches a hands-on approach on how to operate your chainsaw safely.


Indoor classroom sessions include current safety videos and take home handouts. Indoor sessions also include chainsaw disassembly/maintenance and proper sharpening. Outdoor hands-on practical sessions using chainsaws completes the course.


This course provides valuable information teaching participants safe chainsaw handling practices including:

Personal protective equipment

Chainsaw safety features

Chainsaw storage & fuel/oil utilization

Proper starting procedures

Compression/tension & spring poles


Notching & back cutting

Proper felling techniques

Limbing and bucking

Chainsaw disassembly and maintenance

Chainsaw sharpening

Supervised hands-on use and practical mechanics on real chainsaws

Brushsaw Safety Certification & Maintenance Certification Course
About the Instructor

Brushsaw Certification Course is available as an add-on to the Chainsaw Safety Course. All Equipment including brushsaws are supplied.


Brushsaw Safety Certificates are awarded upon completion. A popular course for those seeking employment by Utility Companies.

Ken Fosty is a fully licensed Certified Manitoba Arborist with over 35 years of professional experience in the forestry field. Ken is a Certified Professional Chainsaw Instructor and teaches a hands-on approach on how to operate your chainsaw safely.



Ken has provided chainsaw certification training to numerous groups including: Industry, First Nations, Woodlot Association of Manitoba, Manitoba Forestry Association, Labour Unions, University College of The North, Northlands College, Non-Government Organizations, Manitoba Conservation-Parks Branch, University of Winnipeg-Forestry Faculty, Manitoba Floodway, Manitoba East Side Road Authority, Manitoba Conservation Districts, Manitoba Hydro, CN, Rural Community Services and interested landowners throughout Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Other Services

First Nations Forestry Training provides a variety of forestry and tree-related educational seminars and certification services. Ken Fosty, professional instructor, is a fully licensed and insured Certified Manitoba Arborist with over 35 years of professional experience in the forestry field.


The sap is flowing! Do you have Manitoba Maple or White Birch trees on your property? Learn how to sustainably make your own maple syrup!


At Manitoba Maple Syrup Services, Ken Fosty (Certified Arborist) provides workshops for those interested in learning about and exploring maple and birch syrup management and production.





Address: 590 Rupertsland Avenue  Winnipeg, MB R2V 0H4

Phone: 204-963-2209



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