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Chain Saw Specialist Course

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Livingston County East Complex - Room D
2300 East Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI  48843
Annie Kruise
517-337-4999 (p)
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Chain Saw Specialist Course
Chain Saw Specialist Handbook

Lucas Drews, 
ISA Certified Arborist, Woodland Tree Services, Inc & Aerial Arboriculture Tree Care & Training.

Lucas Drews has been in the tree care industry for 18 years. He has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and has been a certified arborist since 2003. He has competed at the ISA ITCC four times representing both Michigan and the Southern Chapters. Lucas is an Instructor for North American Training Solutions and Aerial Arboriculture. His passions include spending time with family, friends and giving back to the industry through research, training and education. He is the MTCC 2015 Champion and placed 4th in the ITCC 2016. He currently services on the Michigan Tree Climbing Championship Committee.

Isaac Dunigan, ISA Certified Arborist, Woodland Tree Services, Inc & Aerial Arboriculture Tree Care & Training.

Isaac is a CTSP and  a Certified Chainsaw Specialist Trainer through TCIA.

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.

This course runs from 8:30am-3:00pm and includes morning beverages and lunch. Registration opens at 8:00am.

ISA Ceu's and TCIA CTSP credits are available.