This course is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. Hands on and practical work planning strategies, including bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension and dealing with spring poles will be coached and practiced in this course. Notching and back cutting will be introduced for small tree felling (trees of approximately six inches in diameter at chest height - 6" dbh).
There is a strong focus on personal safety, risk assessment and accident prevention. Training workers and developing skills that reduce variables and mitigate risks associated with chainsaw s and cutting techniques is the general theme of this course. This course complies with OSHA 1910.266, and ANSI Z133 standards
for safe chainsaw use.