Dates & Locations
May 9, 2017

Goshen, CT


May 10, 2017

Bethany, CT


Sessions are 8:30 am -3:00 pm 

(Registration begins at 8:00am)
Lunch will be provided
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain a systematic method of planning a felling operation;
  • Identify hazards and obstacles associated with working around trees;
  • Identify safety features of a chainsaw;
  • Describe safe chainsaw handling practices.  
Chainsaw Safety & Operations
This course focuses on how today's chainsaw technology can be combined with proper cutting and handling techniques to yield safe and precise results in every day situations as well as in the extraordinary conditions seen after a storm. Participants will gain a better understanding of trees and/or parts of trees that are under compression or tension and how to use the chainsaw's design and reaction forces to control the release of this stored energy.  
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for public works professionals who are responsible for road maintenance and who may be required to operate a chainsaw as part of their duties. This is a perfect class for new employees and a good refresher for more experienced workers.

Public Works Directors, Highway Superintendents, Foremen and Crew Leaders are encouraged to attend.
Course Instructor
Emmett Shutts is a CT licensed arborist with 10+ years experience in the field of arboriculture. He is the owner of Shutts Tree Service, a TCIA accredited company, a member of the CTPA Safety Committee and a board member and an ArborMaster Alumni. Emmett received his bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation Management from UCONN and is CTSP certified. Emmett has written articles for CTPA and TCIA; and teaches a CTPA  class in Arboriculture.  
  • Registration contact: Please direct any questions to Shelly Desjardin @ (860) 486-9373
  • Cost (includes lunch and course materials)
    • $75- State and Municipal participants
    • $150- Private-sector participants
  • Please advise if you require special services or have dietary restrictions.
  • Photographs may be taken for promotional and training purposes. Please notify us during registration if you do not wish to be photographed.
Connecticut Technology Transfer Center | 270 Middle Turnpike Unit 5202  Storrs, CT 06269