Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Chainsaw Safety Training

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MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop
Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., lunch provided
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
$200 | $150 for MOFGA members

Registration will open soon!

Whether you are an aspiring logger, woodlot manager or occasional chainsaw user, this course is invaluable. The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool.

MOFGA's Chainsaw 1 Workshop

First level of chainsaw instruction will include the following topics:
1. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
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 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. Lunch will be provided.

Interested in a partial or full scholarship? Please fill out a scholarship application form by October 1st.

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

Good sources for PPE Equipment:
Northern Tool,
Ben Meadows,

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