Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Felling
This course specifically meets the challenges of trees found in high-risk environments. Many workers are often required to use chainsaws in high-risk environments such as during or after storms. These same workers are often required to cut and remove trees that are toppled, uprooted or that are caught and suspended on buildings, power lines or other trees. Coaching and “hands-on” practice is a key aspect of this course. Participants are educated in risk assessment and work plan strategies designed to ensure worker safety through work planning, teamwork, and specialty cutting techniques and equipment. Explanation, demonstration, and practice using ropes, P.M.P.’s (Prusik Minding Pulleys), and mechanical advantage are an integral part of this course. The installation and use of pull lines, guying, and anchoring methods and techniques used to overcome falling difficulties such as snags, excessive lean and decay challenges completes this practical and advanced technical chainsaw 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.