Clearing Saw Safety And Cutting Techniques
Clearing saws are one of the most useful and under-utilized tools a worker can use to maintain ROW's, provide forestry thinning, and efficiently handle brush removal. This course is designed to educate personnel who use a clearing saws 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 strategies, including work planning, reactive forces, understanding compression and tension and productive cutting techniques will be coached and practiced in this course. Specialty cuts, along with 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 clearing saws 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 and ANSI Z133 standards for safe clearing saw use.