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Women’s Chainsaw Safety
August 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - August 29, 2021 @ 4:00 pm$150 – $200
Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton, ME
8 a.m.-4 p.m each day
$200 | $150 for MOFGA members
(All women participants with 2 female and 1 male instructor)
This introductory two-day in-person field course is suitable for new or beginning chainsaw operators. Topics to be covered include personal protective equipment (PPE), saw operation and maintenance, filing, reactive forces, open-faced notch and bore cutting. The morning of Day 1 will be spent inside learning chainsaw basics, and proper PPE. In the afternoon, we will move outside to practice bucking and open-faced notch and bore cutting. Day 2 will be spent outdoors.
MOFGA’s Low-Impact forestry workshops are not designed to meet certification requirements for other agencies’ programs. We recommend you contact the agency in question to confirm whether a particular training fulfills specific pre-requisites.
Lodging and Meals:
MOFGA and LEA are not able to provide overnight accommodations for this course. We also ask that participants bring their own lunch and snacks each day.
Safety & Materials: All participants must wear steel-toed boots. We can provide chainsaws and personal protective equipment (chaps, hard hats, etc.) for participants to share. We encourage you to bring your own saw and any equipment that you use in the woods. Please note, we do not allow the use of battery-powered or electric chainsaws during the course. Students will use the instructor’s saw if their saw does not pass a safety inspection.