Chainsaw Training SAWW Level 1

March 26, 2024

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Riveredge Nature Center

Join SAWW (Safety and Woods Worker) trainer Luke Saunders (Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC) for a hands-on training in chainsaw use, maintenance, and technique. Spend time both outside and in the classroom, practicing how to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably, and productively.

This class is part one of a four level series through the Safety and Woods Working training program (SAWW). Topics include: personal protective equipment (PPE); body mechanics; chainsaw safety features; the chain and the cutter tooth; reactive forces; planning and executing tree felling, limbing, and bucking; introductory bore cutting and open face felling. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell at least one tree. Helmets are mandatory.

Participants are encouraged to bring your own equipment and lunch (not provided).

Members: $200 | Non-members: $210

Ages 18+ | Pre-registration required by March 22 at 4:00 pm.