Victoria Peeling | May 13, 2010

On May 3, and May 5, a chainsaw safety course took place at North Addington Education Center. It was certification training, organized for students in the construction program and students in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Three students from North Addington were joined by instructors, Mike Mol and Gord Darling, along with 11 students from QECVI in Kingston. They spent two days learning about chainsaw safety, and received a certificate for passing this specific course. Students who obtain seven special certificates graduate with the designation of SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major). During the first day the group spent their time learning about the different regulations and the multiple safety aspects. The second day was a little more hands-on, as the group’s mission was to fell a tree, and cut it up after it was on the ground.

"At last year’s chainsaw safety course, I had a lot of fun learning about chainsaw safety, and I enjoyed my time with the other students taking the course. If I could take the course again, I would," said Mandy Pringle, a student from North Addington, and a participant of last year’s chainsaw course.

The students and faculty of North Addington are very pleased to congratulate Teegan Wise, Dylan Kehoe, and Collin Armstrong, as they were the three students who participated in the chainsaw safety course, and successfully received their certificates, certified by the Ontario Forestry Safe Workplace Association.

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