The Chainsaw Safety Training Clinic is a three-day event designed to help prepare participants for tree removal projects and safety conditions. The training is done in three full-day sessions:
Day 1: Demonstration Safety Training - The Chainsaw Demonstration Safety Training Course covers the basics of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), saw safety features and adjustments; reactive forces, basic directional felling and limbing; and topping.
Day 2: Hands-On Safety Training - The Chainsaw Hands-On Safety Training Course will take place outdoors and will consist of lecture and hands-on activities. The course will include work on springpoles and wedging; hands-on training in carburetor adjustments, chisel bit and round chain filing, as well as other topics.
Day 3: Limbing, Bucking and Debris Removal - This hands-on course will discuss pressures and binds, site information and assessment, recognizing hazard removals, throwline and rope discussions and utilizing springpoles.
September 17-19, 2018: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill