Chainsaw Course--Part 2

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 5:00pm


We're back, with an even better chainsaw certification course. Taught by respected trail builder and certified saw instructor John Motz, at Trexler Environmental Center, the two-day course will cover all areas of saw safety—from creating a safe work environment to hands-on skills. 

Our insurance and land managers require that any members using a chainsaw be certified, so this is an important course for anyone who wishes to help clear down trees from our trails. We only have 12 spots available and we'll need to give priority to individuals who have committed to helping at our trail systems. You must sign up below and receive confirmation to attend.

Dates: June 24 and 25

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Location: Trexler Environmental Center 4931 Orchard Rd, Schnecksville, PA 18078

More Info: This program is designed to provide participants with the basic skills needed to operate a chainsaw safely. It incorporates many of the same basic safety elements and chainsaw skills used by professional loggers, forest-fire fighters and other skilled chainsaw operators. It is tailored to trail maintainers.

This course is taught by qualified instructors over a two-day period. The program includes extensive orientation, training, and hands-on experience. Participants are asked to be in good physical and mental condition. NO drugs or alcohol.
The three basic components of the course are:  
     * Classroom instruction/training videos
     * Saw features and maintenance
     * Field time-demonstrations and cutting
Participants should be prepared for the course by dressing appropriately for indoor and outdoor instruction, eat appropriate meals, stay hydrated, and have available the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    * Hardhat, Face Screen, Hearing Protection
    * Eye Protection (Safety Glasses)
    * Hearing Protection
    * Safety Pants or Chaps
    * Gloves
    * Boots
    * First Aid Kit
 Participants are encouraged to bring their saws, with all accompanying tools/manuals to the workshop.  Bring your trail pack as well. VMB will supply lunch each day.