SWE: Basic Chainsaw 1: Safety and Felling

When:
November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2021-11-20T08:00:00-04:00
2021-11-20T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Macphail Woods Nature Centre
269 Macphail Park Rd
Cost:
150
Contact:
Daniel McRae
902-651-2575

Please Note

Due to Covid-19, we are requiring that participants pre-register for all events,
including free workshops and walks.


Email: danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org


Phone: 902-651-2575


The morning is spent introducing chainsaw safety basics. This includes, PPE, first aid preparedness, emergency planning, pre start checklists and a discussion of wood fibre and tree physiology. In the afternoon we head outside and the participants learn how to develop a felling plan, practice onsite communication and learn to fell using an open face notch and bore-cut. We also use this time to work on important issues, such as, how to deal with by-pass, and develop a safe felling order.