SAWW Level One: Chainsaw Safety and Efficiency Training (with Luke Saunders)

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SAWW Level One: Chainsaw Safety and Efficiency Training (with Luke Saunders)

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

$160 – $210

This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and is part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use.

Participants in Level 1 training will spend part of the morning in the classroom, and at least 5 hours outside practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include personal protective equipment (PPE), body mechanics, chainsaw safety features, the chain and the cutter tooth, reactive forces, planning and executing tree felling, intro to limbing, and bucking. Level I introduces the participant to bore cutting and open face felling, and develops the mechanics to execute these techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell or limb at least one tree.

Instructions: Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen chain. Please also bring a brown bag lunch and any snacks you’d like throughout the day; lunch will not be provided.

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Ages: Adults only
Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge, WI
Please bring a brown bag lunch; lunch will not be provided.

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines

Supporter Level Ticket: $210

Sustainer Level Ticket: $185

Supported Level Ticket: $160



May 4
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$160 – $210
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