Date: June 25-26, 2021
Chainsaws are one of the most common hand-held power tools among all industries. This course is designed to educate workers, of all skill levels, who use a chainsaw about proper risk assessment, PPE use and fit, chainsaw safety features, maintenance, use, and handling. Participants will gain an understanding of chainsaw reactive forces and hazards associated with felling trees and cutting wood or brush.
Our all-female team of instructors will use safe, hands-on, and practical work planning strategies during this course to cover topics including saw transport, starting, cross cutting/bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension, and dealing with spring poles. Felling of small trees (trees of approximately 10 inches in diameter at chest height – 10” dbh) will be demonstrated and practiced on log sections or trees depending on site availability. There is a strong focus on risk assessment, safety and ergonomics.
Deliverables: Attendees who complete this course will receive a NATS-issued Chainsaw Safety and Cutting Techniques Certificate of Completion (valid for 12 months) for this course.
Continuing Educations Units: ISA Certified Arborists and TCIA CTSPs Continuing Education Units (CEUs) have been applied for.
Applicable Standards: This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as ANSI Z133 and OSHA 1910.266.
Equivalent Training: This course meets or exceeds training equivalent to US Forest Service Basic Faller, and Game of Logging Levels 1-4.
Age of Majority: Each participant must be over the age of majority in the state in which the course is being held.
Who Should Attend: Women who work in arboriculture, forestry, landscaping, emergency response and other related fields, that are interested in learning and improving their skills related to chainsaws and cutting techniques.