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MOFGA Chainsaw Safety Workshops

MOFGA's Chainsaw 1 Workshop
2018 November dates TBA
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided
$200; $150 for MOFGA members
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Training Workshop


MOFGA's Chainsaw 1 Workshop

First level of chainsaw instruction will include the following topics:

1. Personal Protection Equipment

2. Saw Operation and Maintenance

3. Filing

4. Reactive Forces

5. Open Face Notch

6. Bore Cut

7. Tree Felling Information

8. Tree Felling with/without Wedges

9. Hazard Tree Management

10. Spring Pole Management

All students are encouraged to bring all equipment that they use in the woods to the class. There will be some extra PPE (personal protective equipment) to share. Students will use instructor’s saw if their saw does not pass a safety inspection.

The first day will be mostly inside going over information and maintaining saws, bars, and filing chains. We will get outdoors in the afternoon to practice bucking and open face notch and bore cut. The second day will be outdoors. Each student will have the opportunity to drop a tree using the latest techniques learned in this class.

Scholarships available. Please fill out a scholarship application form.

For more information about the courses, email us or call 207-568-4142.

Good sources for PPE Equipment:
Gemplers, http://www.gemplers.com/
Northern Tool, http://www.northerntool.com/
Ben Meadows, http://www.benmeadows.com/
Grainger, http://www.grainger.com


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