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LEVEL 1 of Game of Logging Chainsaw Training, SEPTEMBER 26 (Thursday), 2019

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TBD, in Bristol area

Bristol, VT 05443

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The Game of Logging training program combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. We cannot overstate the value of these courses. We have participants who’ve used chainsaws for 30 years prior to taking GOL Level I say that the course changed the way they work in the woods. The GOL courses must be taken in sequence. (Even if you have chainsaw experience, you must begin with Level I).

Level 1. Precision Felling Techniques. This workshop introduces open-face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. 8AM-4:30PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants.

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Discussion of Emergency Contact Information, a plan for emergencies
  • Discussion of Personal Safety
  • Daily 5-Point Safety Check
  • Discussion of Reactive Forces: Push, Pull Kickback, Attack
  • Notching
  • Bore Cutting
  • Felling Plan: Target Acquisition of the 5 Point Felling Plan
  • Scoring the Stump
  • Felling Practice (afternoon)

WHAT TO BRING

  • You will use the instructor's chainsaw in LEVEL 1, 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 (we offer Game of Logging each spring and fall) 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 on their registration fee.


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