Chainsaw Safety Training - Level 1

Event Date: 9/17/2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Event Overview
Best Western Resort Hotel & Conference Center
2701 County Road CX
Portage, Wisconsin

This course is intended for those students with little to no chainsaw experience.  Level 1 offers training in the following areas:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Chainsaw safety features
  • Reactive forces of the chainsaw
  • Identification and function of each part of the chain
  • Safe use of the chain saw
  • Introduction to daily maintenance demonstration
  • The bore cut
  • Hinge establishment and importance
  • Open face notch
  • Evaluation before felling
  • Spring poles and (time permitting) limbing and bucking field demonstration.

Each student must come to class prepared to cut wood. This means wearing the proper PPE; which includes chain saw chaps/pants, hard hat with full visor and/or safety glasses, gloves, protective toe boots (cut resistant if available), and hearing protection, a chain saw in proper working order, and fuel / bar oil for the chain saw.