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Chain Saw Specialist Course

When:
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Where:
Downriver Community Conference Center
Downriver Community Conference Center
15100 Northline Rd.
Southgate, MI  48195

734-362-3469
Contact:
Annie Kruise
517-337-4999
Category:
Education
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Payment In Advance Or At Event
Registration cancellations will be accepted until January 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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Chain Saw Specialist Handbook
Chain Saw Specialist Course

Instructor: Jeff Thierbach, CTSP | Victorian Gardens

Jeff Thierbach has been in the Green Industry for 40 years.  He has acquired the following credentials:  
* ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and Utility Specialist, MI 0288BU 
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TCIA Certified Tree Care Safety Professional, #560
* ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist, #491
* ACRT Certified Utility Arborist 

He has been an instructor at Oakland Community College, ACRT, and the Tree Care Industry Association.



Accidents involving chain saw 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 chain saw operation and field maintenance. TCIA’s Tree Care Academy Chain Saw Specialist course is designed to train tree care employees in hazards, as well as accepted practices for chain saw operation and other associated tasks.  The course, which is built for crew members who often do not receive formal training opportunities, will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing.

The course covers:

·        Hazard awareness

·        Procedures for chain saw operation and maintenance.

·        Correct PPE for chain saw operators.

·        Use of chaps and leg protection.

·        Use of a chain saw aloft.

·        Communicating with crew members for fellers, climbers, and bucket operators.

·        Bucking, felling, and pruning cut techniques.