Chainsaw Skills & Safety - 2 Day Berlin

Date: 4/18/2019 7:30 AM - 4/19/2019 3:00 PM

Location: Berlin DPW
112 West St.

Berlin, Massachusetts

Capacity:

12/12


Overview

 

Topics covered include basic safety equipment, PPE, the saws reactive forces, chain tooth parts, felling, notch and hinge, cutting techniques, wedging techniques and calculations. This class is designed for the professionals or homeowners and is designed to be a 16 hour course that would include a hands skills portion where each student fells one tree.

All students are required to bring:

  • helmet with face shield
  • safety glasses
  • chainsaw resistant chaps
  • leather work gloves or chainsaw resistant gloves
  • work boots

7:30 am Registration, 8:00 am Class
 

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Brenda Codella at 413-522-6434 or bcodella@umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Fred Town of Berlin
Brian Town of Berlin
Tom Town of Berlin
Jim Town of Berlin
Nicolo Town of Stow Highway Department
Tom Town of Grafton
Chase Town of Grafton
Derek Town of Stow
Ernie Town of Grafton
Patrick Town of Grafton
Joe Town of Grafton
Connor Town of Grafton
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMTC UMass Amherst

    Michael Smith is the Baystate Roads Technical Training Specialist. He was a Highway Superintendent for 20 years where he developed and implemented modern road maintenance techniques. Mike was responsible for day to day operation and long range planning for the municipality.

    Before retiring in 2015, Mike was also a firefighter for 34 years. He is a lifelong resident of Heath, Massachusetts, whose teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction. Mike can be reached at: mdsmith@umass.edu