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Basic Chainsaw Use & Safety for Beginners, April 14 (Tuesday), 2020

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The Lands of the Watershed Center

4783 Plank Rd.

Bristol, VT 05443

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BASIC CHAINSAW USE & SAFETY FOR BEGINNERS. This course is designed to introduce the safe handling of the chainsaw as well as boosting the confidence level of anyone who has very little or no experience with a chainsaw. Being confident with using a chainsaw in the woods or on the firewood pile can be achieved with this internationally recognized program. While this training has shown to increase the efficiency, production and safety of working with a chainsaw, it does not eliminate all hazards.

NOTE: This course is not part of the Game of Logging Chainsaw Training sequence, but it is taught by the same excellent instructors (from Northeast Woodland Training) who teach the Game of Logging chainsaw training courses we offer.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This hands-on full-day course will include:

  • Basic saw maintenance
  • Starting the saw
  • Daily engine and bar maintenance
  • Chain sharpening – learn when to sharpen or change the chain
  • Basic bucking and limbing techniques (The instructor will fell the trees. All participants will get hands-on time bucking and limbing.)
  • Practice cutting “cookies”
  • Challenge cutting through log but leaving bark, emphasizing control.

Safety principles covered will be:

  • Understanding the reactive forces that need to be controlled by the operator.
  • Push, Pull, Kick back.
  • Safe and proper body mechanics to minimize the risk of slips, trips, and falls when operating a saw.
  • Possible review of electric chainsaws, if group interest.

***Workshop participants will not be felling trees. This course is designed to prepare a beginner saw user with the fundamentals of chain safety and maintenance.

Designed for the first-time saw user, this course is an excellent foundation for someone to attend future Game of Logging Level 1 – 4 trainings.

WHAT TO BRING

  • You will use the instructor's chainsaw, so you do not need to bring one. But if you own a saw, it's a great idea to bring it along to show to the instructor for feedback.
  • Hardhat with eye and ear protection
  • Chaps (If you do not have these, you can borrow them from the instructor)
  • Sturdy boots
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Clothes appropriate to a full day in the woods, rain, snow, or shine (If it's really cold, hand- and toe-warmers are great to have!)
  • There are no bathroom facilities, so be prepared to take care of business in the woods
  • Lunch and beverages

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Please note our refund policy! You may cancel your registration up one week prior to the workshop date and receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee. You also have the option to shift your registration fee to our next offering of the course for no administrative fee.

If you cancel less than one week prior to the workshop, your fee is not eligible for refund, unless we have someone on the waiting list who is available to fill your space, in which case you will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee.

Game of Logging courses are held rain or shine. In the rare event that a workshop is cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee.


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The Lands of the Watershed Center

4783 Plank Rd.

Bristol, VT 05443

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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