Chainsaw Safety - CSAW Level 1
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CSAW Level 1 - A full 8 hour class with a lecture portion in the morning and a hands-on portion in the afternoon. This class focuses on personal protective equipment (PPE), safety features of the chainsaw head, five point safety check, maintenance of the power head and guide bar, components of the saw tooth, angles and their functions, proper filing, and the reactive forces of the chain and guide bar. The field section covers benefits of open-face felling, benefits of using a hinge & bore method, five step pre-felling plan, tree felling demonstration, and participant tree felling. In this course each participant will fell a tree under the guidance of an instructor. All participants must wear a hard hat at all times while in the field.
This class is offered through the Ohio Forestry Association. Continuing education credits for ISA have been applied for.