October 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Learn to operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in this certified Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training course.
We offer this class to women only, in an effort to create an atmosphere of learning that recognizes saw operation techniques and learning tools that match participants’ needs. All SAWW Level 1 concepts will be covered. Women are encouraged to register for either class.
This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use. Participants in Level 1 training will spend part of the morning in the outdoor classroom, and at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include personal protective equipment (PPE), body mechanics, chainsaw safety features, the chain and the cutter tooth, reactive forces, planning and executing tree felling, intro to limbing, and bucking. Level I introduces the participant to bore cutting and open face felling, and develops the mechanics to execute these techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree.
Workshop leader: Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC).