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Do you want to learn how to safely use a chainsaw? Here is your chance. Sugarloaf is offering two chainsaw safety and felling classes at Sugarloaf Cove this June. Level 1 will take place on June 15, followed by Level 2 on June 16. You must attend Level 1 class to take the Level 2 class.
During the Level 1 class, on June 15, participants will learn about chainsaw safety and using proper felling techniques including:
- Personal Protective Equipment, Why PPE is important and how it works.
- Safety features of the chainsaw, starting, holding, fueling, use of the gunning sight, and proper body mechanics when using the chainsaw.
- Working with others, controlling the cutting area.
- The Mechanics of the tree, understanding the notch hinge, plunge cut, or bore cut and the back cut.
- How to evaluate the tree, live or dead, and the five felling rules.
After lunch we will go out into the woods for hands-on instruction.
Participants should bring their own equipment and PPE if they have it. If you do not have equipment, the instructor will provide PPE and a chainsaw for your use during the class.
You should bring:
- snacks if wanted
- bag lunch (there will not be time to get to a restaurant for lunch)
- weather and work appropriate clothing
- $150 Sugarloaf members
- $180 non members (includes membership to Sugarloaf)
NON REFUNDABLE AFTER JUNE 10
Instructor: Nathan Stanford, Forest Safety Instruction
Growing up in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, Nathan Stanford has learned about the vital resources around him. He’s enjoyed being a part of adult education for chainsaw training to help individuals and organizations manage their trees safely.
Nathan Stanford has been involved in the chainsaw safety industry since 1995. With a background in industrial safety management, he’s had the privilege to effectively train thousands of people building confidence and skill in a systematic approach to safety through hands-on training.
Nathan has been working for well over a decade with the best leaders in the industry. Nathan is one of a few certified annually by a nonprofit training organization: Safety and Woods Worker (SAWW) Training. He’s also recertified by the US Forest Service Region 8 and 9 every three years. Through the US Forest Service as a C-certifier, Nathan’s an authorized professional consultant.