Chain Saw Safety & Cutting Techniques
Accidents involving chain saws are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the employees who operate the equipment, and manufacturers alike. Strong anecdotal information from the field tells us that chain saw operators receive little or no formal training on chain saw operation and field maintenance.
This 1.5 day course will cover all aspects of chainsaw safety, handling, maintenance including the six-step felling process of how to properly fell a tree also dealing with trees after they are on the ground limbing and bucking. Some hands-on performing of notching, saw handling and felling will be incorporated.
This course is MIOSHA M-TEC GRANT FUNDED.
• Culture of Chain Saw Safety in USA and Worldwide
• Chainsaw/ tree cutting fatality and injury statistics
• How a chainsaw cuts
• Reactive forces of a chainsaw
• Safety features of a chainsaw
• Job site emergency preparedness
• First Aid for chainsaw injuries
• Proper starting and handling techniques
• The 6-step tree felling process
• Limbing and bucking
• Chainsaw maintenance
• Notching practice
• Group hands-on activities
Dustin Brighton, CTSP