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

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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
If you move through the world with financial ease and the means to fulfill many of your wants as well as your needs – you are able to eat out when you want, abundantly meet your needs through employment or can comfortably not work, have access to family wealth, own property, etc. – consider paying at this level, which will help us ensure the long term sustainability of our programs while keeping our offerings accessible to those with access to fewer resources.

Sustainer Level Ticket: $185
If you are able to meet your needs with relative ease while budgeting your educational and entertainment spending – for instance, you are able to take classes and eat out occasionally as long as you are mindful – consider paying at this level, which will help sustain the work of the Folk School at a modest level.

Supported Level Ticket: $160
If you struggle to fund your basic needs and have limited access to resources in your family and community, or if you would not be able to access this offering without a discounted payment option, consider paying at this level. We value your presence and contributions to our community and do not want any economic circumstances to be a barrier to attendance!

Details

Date:
October 12
Time:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Driftless Folk School
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