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Effingham County: Chainsaw Safety Training

  • 02/07/2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Kreke Tree Farm
The Illinois Tree Farm Committee has partnered with the Univ. of Illinois Forestry Extension to offer an eight-hour beginning level Chainsaw Safety Training course. This is for Illinois landowners, homeowners, and college students.

Goals:

To achieve basic competency in the safe operation of chainsaws and to introduce participants to the open-face directional felling method and the 5-step felling plan.

Training Topics:

The following topics will be covered during this 8-hr training course:

  • Safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Saw operation, ergonomics, safety features, and safe starting
  • Cutter tooth parts, basic saw maintenance, and chain filing 
  • Saw reactive forces (push, pull, kickback, and attack)
  • Identify hazards encountered during felling operation
  • Introduce participants to basic directional felling techniques (open-faced notch; hinge; bore cutting; wedges; and back cut)

Training Costs and Other Information:

  • $100 - (no refunds for no-shows)
  • Advanced registration and pre-payment is required
  • Registration is limited to 12 participants
  • Participants must be at least 18+ years of age
  • Participants need to bring their own sack lunch
  • Participants are encouraged to supply and wear their own PPE;
    • Instructor will provide at least one extra pair of chainsaw chaps for class use (see required PPE list)
  • Participants will use the instructor's chainsaw
  • All participants are required to sign a University of Illinois waiver of liability no exceptions.
  • Participants must be mentally and physically capable of safely operating mid-range to professional chainsaws in a forested setting on potentially uneven terrain.
  • Training will occur rain or shine; except, in situations of lightening and/or high sustained winds.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required:

  • Heavy-duty work boots
  • Hardhat
  • Safety glasses or shield 
  • Hearing protection
  • Chainsaw chaps*
  • Gloves (leather preferred)

Mail registration to:

Ray Herman, 154 Lake Road, Seymour, IL  61875

Contact Ray Herman at (217) 687-2712 0r (217) 377-7568

make checks payable to Illinois Tree Farm Committee.

Training Location:

Kreke Tree Farm & Sawmill GPS Coordinates: 39.026323,-88.50593
From Effingham & Fayetter Ave, go south on Rt 45 - Turn east (left) at 875
Police Station Rd, go 2 miles to 1600th Street, turn south (right) Address is 7725 N 1600 St, look for the Tree farm signs!




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