chainsaw safety for utility workers
Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. 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 10 inches in diameter at chest height – 10” 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 chainsaws and cutting techniques is the general theme of this course.
This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.266, OSHA 1910.269, OSHA 1910.269(r), ANSI Z133, OSHA 1910.132, OSHA 1910.133, ANSI/ISEA Z87, OSHA 1910.135, ANSI/ISEA Z89, ASTM F1897, ASTM F1414, OSHA 1910.136, ASTM F1818, ASTM F1458, ASTM F2413, OSHA 1910.138, and ANSI/OPEI B175.1.