Chainsaw Safety Training

SAWW LEVEL 1- FULL- Waitlist Available

Saturday, November 4th, 2017- 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve  S 3661 State Hwy 131  La Farge, WI  54639

Level 1 Cost: $100 KWC Members  – $120 Non Members

Chainsaw Safety Training

Prerequisite: None for this class
Class Size: 6-12 students.  Classes fill rapidly – register today!
What to bring:  Appropriate dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.
Safety Helmet and personal protective equipment (PPE)-  Boots, gloves, eye and ear protection, chaps and helmet.
Water Bottle and lunch
A chainsaw if you have one, and any tools used for maintenance and sharpening the chain.
Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

Prerequisite: None

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 at least one tree.

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 the chain.

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SAWW LEVEL 2

Sunday, November 5th, 2017- 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Kickapoo Valley Reserve  S 3661 State Hwy 131  La Farge, WI  54639

Level 2 Cost: $140 KWC Members  – $160 Non-Members
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 SAWW Chainsaw Safety Training
Class Size: 6-12 students  Classes fill rapidly – register today!
What to bring:  Appropriate dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.
Safety Helmet and personal protective equipment (PPE)-  Boots, gloves, eye and ear protection, chaps and helmet.
Water Bottle and lunch
A chainsaw if you have one, and any tools used for maintenance and sharpening the chain.
Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 training

Participants in Level 2 SAWW training will refine and build upon chainsaw proficiency skills learned in Level 1. 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 2 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 basic chainsaw maintenance, review of the cutter tooth and hands-on sharpening, introduction to wedges, planning and executing tree felling, planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 2 participants will sharpen their own saws, may fell trees against lean, and learn advanced bucking techniques. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell or limb at least one tree.

Participants must bring a safety helmet, and are strongly encouraged to bring all PPE (eye protection, helmet, chaps, suitable footwear and gloves), chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen the chain.

Click here to register

Payments may be made online via paypal:


Level 2 Pricing



or by mailing a check or money order to:

Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
110 South Main St
Viroqua, WI  54665


SAWW LEVEL 3- Fall 2017 offering is CANCELED

TBD

Kickapoo Valley Reserve S 3661 State Hwy 131  La Farge, WI  54639

Level 3 Cost: $180 KWC Members  – $200 Non-Members
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 and 2 SAWW Chainsaw Safety Training
Class Size: 6-10 students  Classes fill rapidly – register today!
What to bring:  Appropriate dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.
Safety Helmet and personal protective equipment (PPE)-  Boots, gloves, eye and ear protection, chaps and helmet.
Water Bottle and lunch
A chainsaw and any tools used for maintenance and sharpening the chain.
Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 2 training

Participants in Level 3 SAWW training will refine and build upon chainsaw proficiency skills learned in Levels 1 & 2. 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 3 training will spend most of the day in the field practicing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. Topics covered include review of information from Levels 1 & 2, focus on planning and executing difficult tree felling, precision at the stump, and planning and executing limbing and bucking. Level 3 participants should be fully equipped and prepared to work with and maintain their own chainsaw. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell and limb or buck at least one tree.

Participants must be prepared to work and bring their own personal protective equipment, chainsaw(s) and tools for maintenance.

 



SAWW LEVEL 4

Friday, December 8th, 2017-  8:00am – 4:30 pm

Kickapoo Valley Reserve S 3661 State Hwy 131  La Farge, WI  54639

Level 4 Cost: $180 KWC Members  – $200 Non-Members
Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1, 2 & 3 SAWW Chainsaw Safety Training
Class Size: 6-8 students  Classes fill rapidly – register today!
What to bring:  Appropriate dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.
Safety Helmet and personal protective equipment (PPE)-  Boots, gloves, eye and ear protection, chaps and helmet.
Water Bottle and lunch
A chainsaw and any tools used for maintenance and sharpening the chain.
Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

Prerequisite: Completion of Level 3 training

Participants in Level 4 SAWW training will refine and build upon chainsaw proficiency skills learned in Levels 1, 2 and 3. 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 4 training will spend most of the day in the field, utilizing techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively applied to challenging situations. This course is dynamic, with material covered depending on the experience and interests of the participants. Topics covered include demonstration and review of techniques per request of participants, planning and executing difficult tree felling, planning and executing advanced limbing and bucking, and working at a production level. Level 4 participants should be fully equipped and prepared to work with and maintain their own chainsaw. Hands-on training gives participants the opportunity to fell, limb and buck at least one tree.

Participants must be prepared to work and bring their own personal protective equipment, chainsaw(s) and tools for maintenance.

Click here to register

Payments may be made online via paypal:


Level 4 Pricing



or by mailing a check or money order to:

Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
110 South Main St
Viroqua, WI  54665

 

For questions on Chainsaw Safety Training call us at 608-620-7309 or send us an email: education@kickapoowoods.org
Participants must pre-register to attend.  Payment is due upon registration.  Space is limited. If the minimum registration is not reached classes will be postponed or rescheduled.

 

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This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA Award Number 2015-49200-24226.