CHAIN SAW SAFETY TRAINING

Chainsaw Safety Training

Participants must register to be able to attend training.  
Payment is due upon registration to hold your spot.  Space is limited.

All attendees are responsible for their own lunch, water and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Bring a chainsaw if you have one.

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CHAINSAW SAFETY  LEVEL 1

Friday, May 12, 2017- Event has passed May be offered again in 2018

8 am to 4:30 pm

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
S3661 State Hwy 131  La Farge, WI
Registration Required

Level 1 Cost: $95 KWC Members  – $115 Non Members
Prerequisite: None for this class
Class Size: 15 students max.  Classes fill rapidly register today,
What to bring:  Dress for the weather.  A portion of this class will be held in the field.                                               Your own PPE if you have it
Your own lunch or go to La Farge for lunch
Water Bottle
Your chainsaw if you have one
Instructor: Luke Saunders

The Level One class will cover proper body mechanics in chainsaw use, personal protective equipment, tools necessary in safely felling trees and their use, proper saw maintenance including sharpening, considerations for felling a tree, releasing limbs and spring poles under pressure, and more, plus demonstrations of tree felling, limbing, bucking and topping. Participants will spend 4 hours indoors doing the classroom portion, take a break for lunch, then go into the woods for at least 2 hours of practical experience using the techniques.

Send your check or money order for full payment per registrant to:

Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
110 South Main St
Viroqua, WI  54665

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CHAINSAW SAFETY LEVEL 2

Saturday, May 13, 2017-  Event has passed May be offered again in 2018

8 am to 4:30 pm

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

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 encouraged to bring all PPE, chainsaw and any tools used to maintain the saw and sharpen the chain.

Class limit: 12

Cost: KWC members $140  Non-members $160

Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
110 South Main St
Viroqua, WI  54665

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CHAINSAW SAFETY LEVEL 3

This class is not scheduled at this time– We are currently maintaining a waiting list and will notify you of class openings.  DO NOT PAY at this time if you place yourself on a waiting list. YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED!

8:00am – 4:30pm

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

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. Participants in 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.

Class limit: 12 

Cost: KWC Members $180  Non-members $200

Instructor: Luke Saunders, Forester with Adaptive Restoration LLC, SAWW-certified trainer, experienced sawyer and horse-logger

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CHAINSAW SAFETY LEVEL 4

This class is not scheduled at this time– We are currently maintaining a waiting list, and will notify you of class openings.  DO NOT PAY at this time if you place yourself on a waiting list. YOU WILL NOT BE REFUNDED!

8:00am – 4:30 pm

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

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, refining techniques to operate chainsaws safely, comfortably and productively. This course is dynamic, with material covered depending up 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 limbing and bucking, and working at 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.

Class size:  12 

Cost:  KWC Members $225  Non-members $250

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Any questions on Chainsaw Safety Training?
call our office or send us an email: education@kickapoowoods.org

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