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Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques Course

Instructor: Dustin Brighton, CTSP, ISA Certified Arborist, Adjunct Instructor at Bay College of MI
Owner, Ropes and Rigging Tree Service, LLC

With a vast array of education from Fireman, EMT, RIT Instructor to Trainer for Arboriculture of Canada Chainsaw safety, and certifications from HAZ-MAT, NIMS ICS, Rope Rescue Technician level (MUSAR), Dustin is a prepared individual in a vast array of scenarios - Farms to Terrorism.

ISA CEU's and TCIA CTSP credits are available.

Class size limited to 25 people.

Accidents involving chainsaws are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the employees who operate the equipment, and manufacturers alike. Strong anecdotal information from the field tells us that chain saw operators receive little or no formal training on chainsaw operation and field maintenance.

This 1 day course will cover all aspects of chainsaw safety, handling, maintenance including the six-step felling process of how to properly fell a tree also dealing with trees after they are on the ground limbing and bucking. Some hands-on performing of notching, saw handling and felling will be incorporated. This course is MIOSHA M-TEC GRANT FUNDED. 

  • Culture of Chain Saw Safety in USA and Worldwide
  • Chainsaw/ tree cutting fatality and injury statistics
  • PPE 
  • How a chainsaw cuts 
  • Reactive forces of a chainsaw 
  • Safety features of a chainsaw 
  • Job site emergency preparedness
  • First Aid for chainsaw injuries 
  • Proper starting and handling techniques 
  • The 6 step tree felling process 
  • Limbing and bucking
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Notching practice
  • Group hands-on activities

- Chain Saw
- Chain Saw Pants/Chaps
- Cold weather Gear

You are required to sign a Waiver to participate in the course for working and using a chainsaw.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Fenner Nature Center - The Davis Nature Pavilion
2020 E Mt Hope Ave
Lansing, MI  48910
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