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MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop
Date to be determined
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location to be determined
$160 - Free for MOFGA Journeypersons

Whether you are an aspiring logger, woodlot manager or occasional chainsaw user, this course is invaluable. The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool.

Chainsaw Safety Level I

First level of chainsaw instruction will include the following topics:
1. Personal Protection Equipment
2. Saw Operation and Maintenance
3. Filing
4. Reactive Forces
5. Open Face Notch
6. Bore Cut
7. Tree Felling Information
8. Tree Felling with/without Wedges
9. Hazard Tree Management
10. Spring Pole Management

All students are encouraged to bring all equipment that they use in the woods to the class. There will be some extra PPE (personal protective equipment) to share. Students will use instructor’s saw if their saw does not pass a safety inspection.

The first day will be mostly inside going over information and maintaining saws, bars, and filing chains. We will get outdoors in the afternoon to practice bucking and open face notch and bore cut. The second day will be outdoors. Each student will have the opportunity to drop a tree using the latest techniques learned in this class. Lunch will be provided.

Chainsaw Safety Level II

Date to be determined
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location to be determined
$100 - Free for MOFGA Journeypersons

Registration details to be announced

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For more information, email us or call 207-568-4142.

Good sources for PPE Equipment:
Labonville, http://www.labonville.com
Gemplers, http://www.gemplers.com/
Northern Tool, http://www.northerntool.com/
Ben Meadows, http://www.benmeadows.com/
Grainger, http://www.grainger.com



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