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Arborist Training in Findlay, OH

PRECISION CHAINSAW CUTTING & FELLING TECHNIQUES

September 19, 2022 | 7:00am - 4:00pm
110 Stanford Parkway, Findlay, OH 45840

PRECISION CHAINSAW CUTTING & FELLING TECHNIQUES

Course Description:
Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. This seminar is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding of what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. Demonstrations, including bucking and limbing, understanding compression and tension and dealing with spring poles will be part of the day. Developing skills that reduce variables and mitigate risks associated with chainsaws and cutting techniques is the general theme of this course.

Vermeer All Roads One Day Demonstration with North American Training Solutions:
  • Free Lunch is Provided
  • Registration is at 7:00AM, Day Ends at 4:00PM
  • Seminars are held RAIN or SHINE
  • Bring lawn chair, hard hat, and safety glasses
  • Earn up to 6.5 ISA Certified Arborist CEU’s

REGISTRATION

Early Registration Price: $45.00
Availability Ends: Sep 18, 2022
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. Inexperienced chainsaw operators and/or experienced operators who want an introduction or a refresher should attend.
 
Additional Course Details:
Tree Falling Risk Management, Emergency Planning, and PPE
  • Integrated risk assessment, work planning and communication
  • Safety apparel, helmets, eye-wear, foot-wear and hearing protection
  • Fire prevention and emergency preparedness
Chainsaw Safety, Starting, and Operations
  • Safety and ergonomic features of the modern chainsaw
  • Three-point contact starting, ground start and leg-lock
  • Chainsaw operation including body and hand positioning and chain brake use
  • Reactive forces and kick-back Ergonomics, muscle skeletal disorders (MSD’s), and exercises
Technical Cutting & Small Tree Felling
  • Systematic work planning
  • Height, hazards, obstacles Escape routes and the 5-15-90 rule
  • Face notches, back cuts, bore cuts and hinge wood
  • Felling sights and operator positioning
Limbing and Bucking
  • Bucking wedges, cant hooks
  • Compression, tension and avoiding bar pinch
  • Limbing and bucking techniques Spring poles, shave, tab and accordion cuts
Chainsaw Maintenance
  • Fuels and Lubricants
  • Daily, weekly, monthly maintenance practices
  • Cutter tooth sharpening, depth gauge filing, files and guides
  • Air cleaner maintenance and chain tensioning
  • Guide bar edging, dressing, cleaning and leveling
  • Drive sprocket and needle bearing maintenance
  • Battery operated chainsaw highlight similarities and differences