Landowners Chainsaw Safety & Maintenance
Basic Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance for Landowners
Date: April 15, 2023 Fee: $125
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Grafton County Complex, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH
Ernst Kling, Kling Land Managemnt;
Jim Frohn, Grafton county Forester, UNH Cooperative Extension
This is a special workshop including basic chainsaw maintenance and care, inspection of personal protective equipment, hazard and situational awareness, chainsaw safety best practices, and a felling and limbing demonstration. Note: While we will be practicing cutting techniques with chainsaws, will not be practicing felling trees. This is a basic level course.
What to bring:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
- Hardhat conforming to ANSI #Z89 in good working condition
- Eye protection/face screen that meets ANSI #Z87.1 or higher
- Hearing protection 9 muffs, plugs, etc.
- Non-skid steel-toe or composite-toe boots with lug soles or caulks that provide ankle coverage
- Chainsaw chaps that fit from waist to over the top of the boot
Chainsaw: Chainsaw with working chain break, rear hand guard, throttle interlock system, chain catch peg, pin or stud, anti-vibration/insulation mounts. (If your saw was made by a reputable manufacturer in the last 10 years, then it likely has all these features)
Tools to perform basic maintenance: wrench, files, guides
Do not bring fuel; fuel up before you come.
Other: Warm clothes for outdoors, lunch, snack, water bottle.
***Space is Limited***
From Keene take Rt. 12 to Walpole, cross river to Vt. on Rt. 123 to Rt. 5 and then to I-91 north. Drive 68.7 miles to exit 16. Take Rt. 5 north to Newbury-Crossing Road. Cross river to Rt. 10 north (Dartmouth College Hwy.)
From Concord take I-93 north 62.2 miles to exit 32 (Woodstock). Follow NH-112 W and NH-116 W to NH-10 N in Haverhill.
From Colebrook take Rt. 3 south 40.1 miles to Lunenberg. Take Rt. 135 south to Littleton and get on I-93 south for one exit and get onto Rt. 132 south to Rt. 10 in Woodsville. Take Rt. 10 south to North Haverill.
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