Women’s Chainsaw Safety - Jefferson
Start Date/Time:
Saturday, August 11, 2018 8:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Sunday, August 12, 2018 4:00 PM
Recurring Event:
One time event
Normal Priority
Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson

$ 150 Midcoast Conservancy and MOFGA members

$ 180 Non-Member

This two-day course is designed for women. The focus of this course is overwhelmingly on safety: safe posture, safe practices, safe clothing, safe habits. The first half day session will be mostly indoors as we provide some basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, safety clothing, introduce you to good practices, and provide relevant background material. The second day is intended to be a full day of practice and application.

Our goal is that each student will leave the course being keenly aware of how to evaluate practices and equipment for safety, and to have the opportunity to operate a chainsaw in a controlled and supervised setting. Most students will practice starting a saw, making straight up-and-down cuts (bucking), felling a tree, and bore cuts. Students’ interests and aptitude will dictate the extent of the course. Some students will practice directional tree felling techniques if they feel comfortable doing so.

HVNC is not providing overnight accommodations as a part of this workshop, but we do have primitive cabins and camping available for rent. Students should come prepared with all the food and water they will need.

For more information contact Midcoast Conservancy



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