Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training - Feb. 22

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NCSU North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County

193 Callahan - Koon Road

Suite 164

Spindale, NC 28160

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Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training

DATE: Friday, February 22, 2019

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: NCSU North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County, 193 Callahan - Koon Road, Suite 164, Spindale, NC 28160

Eligibility Recommendations: Experienced chainsaw operators who are trained in basic chainsaw safety, use and maintenance. You should have prior chainsaw training, or considerable experience prior to this course.

Applicable Standards:. This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 Criteria or Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.266 and ANSI Z133.

Important: Attendees must wear the following PPE: eye protection, head protection and ear protection.

Agenda:

  • 9:00 - PPE
  • 9:15 - The six-step fellling plan, escape route and the 1-15-90 rule
  • 10:30 - Outdoor demonstration of topics below
  • 12:00 - LUNCH
  • 12:45 - Continue outdoor demonstration
  • 3:00 - Complete Evauations and answer questions
  • 3:30 - Class dismissed

Ropes, Knots, Hardware and Mechanical Advantage

  • Rope use, care, factor of safety, bend radius, tensile strength and cycles to failure
  • Connecting links, port-a-wrap, robe grabs use, care (advantages and limitations)
  • Slings, knots and hitches, use, care and maintnenance
  • Using wedges, pull lines, hand lines, cant straps, levers (advantages and limitations)
  • Mechancial advantage using Z-rigs and fiddle blocks and winches/jacks

Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Falling

  • Hazard and danger tree identification; leaners, snags, hangers, widow makers and decay
  • Compression and tension and identifying and evaluating leans and loads
  • Escape routes - the 5-15-90 rule
  • Notch/hinge/cut release strategies that maximize control and safety
  • Dealing with large diameter spring poles under various load factors (river, snow, ice)

Technical Cutting and Releasing Hung and Snagged Trees

  • The six-step cutting plan
  • Ergonomics, reactive forces and safety features
  • Key notch, controlled kneehinge, mis-match/bypass cut and bore cut

Cost: $20.00 (for lunch)

CEU applied for.

Questions - Hannah Bundy, NCSU North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rutherford County at 828-287-6015 or hmbundy@ncsu.edu

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Spindale, NC 28160

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