Chainsaw Safety Training - Beginner Level

Event Date: 11/12/2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Event Overview
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association
Rhinelander, Wisconsin


This chainsaw course is for people with little to no chainsaw experience.  We will be covering the following areas in chainsaw safety and operation.

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Chainsaw features
  • Reactive forces of the chainsaw
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Introduction to daily maintenance - how to properly maintain your saw and address problems you may accrue with the saw
  • The Bore Cut
  • Hinge establishment and importance in tree felling
  • Open Face Notch
  • Evaluation before felling and hazards
  • 45-degree exit plan
  • Spring pole evaluation and how to handle them
  • Limbing and bucking techniques

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