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.
Eligibility Recommendations: Experienced climbers who are familiar with current safety regulations, legislation and climbing techniques. Learners are given the opportunity to perform rescues during the course, so are encouraged to be proficient climbers before participating at this level.
Arborist Demonstrations Will Include:
• Tree Falling Risk Management, Emergency Planning, and PPE
• Chainsaw Safety, Starting, and Operations
• Technical Cutting & Small Tree Felling
• Limbing and Bucking
• Chainsaw Maintenance
6.5 Certified Arborist CEUs and 6.5 CTSP CEUs will be earned for the seminar.
• 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Registration
• Day Ends - 4:00 p.m.
• Please bring your own lawn chair, hard hat & safety glasses
• RAIN or SHINE!
• Call for site specific directions
NOTE: Safety has been and remains our number one priority, during this current health environment and beyond. North American Training Solutions (NATS) has been contracted to provide the training for this class. NATS believes in empowering individuals with the resources needed to safely perform their jobs so that at the end of the day, everyone returns home safely to their friends and family. This holds true for NATS clients, partners, and the NATS team members.
NATS understands that following federal, state, and regulatory agency guidelines could at times interfere with the health and safety of their trainers and the attendees related to technical training and application. NATS trusts that their trainers will make any necessary modifications, including stopping the training if necessary or requesting an attendee leave the training, to ensure their own personal safety, and the safety of their attendees at all times.
All participants should follow federal, state, and CDC requirements regarding but not limited to: face covering, hand washing, and social distancing.
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