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STORM DAMAGE TRAINING, Game of Logging Chainsaw Training, October 10, 2019

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TBD, 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). The standard sequence of Game of Logging courses is Levels 1-4. Storm Damage Training may be taken as an alternative to Level 3, so if you are interested in taking all four levels, you may take Levels 1 and 2, then Storm Damage, and then Level 4.

STORM DAMAGE TRAINING: Game of Logging provides specialized training that addressed the unique hazards inherent in storm-damaged settings. This training is meant to provide saw users the information and techniques demanded by this dangerous environment and the forces and pressures of wind-felled trees.

Demonstration & Hands-On Techniques: Participants will be exposed to and have the opportunity to perform many of the following techniques during the day:

  • Limb-Loc
  • Top-Loc
  • Tongue & Groove
  • Axle Cut
  • Axle Loc
  • Notch Bucking & Directional Notch Bucking (Controlled Release Cut)
  • Roll Away Cut
  • Buck with Wedge
  • Flagging Hazards
  • Tab Cut
  • Oversized Log Buck
  • Dirty Log Bucking
  • Using ropes and mechanical advantage techniques

Demonstration Only by GOL Trainer: Participants will be exposed to these techniques, but will not necessarily perform them during training day:

  • Scissor-Cut - Show using wedge and if applicable rope and come-along option.
  • The release of extreme springpole tension.
  • "Pole in a Hole"

Five Point Plan for Storm Damaged Trees:

  1. OVERHEAD HAZARDS!!
  2. Hazards on the ground
  3. Assess lean weight and pressure
  4. Cutting technique or cut plan
  5. Escape route

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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Bristol, VT 05443

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