Chainsaw Skills & Safety - 2 Day - Westminster

Date: 6/4/2024 7:30 AM - 6/5/2024 3:00 PM

Location: Westminster Highway Department
2 Oakmont Ave.

Westminster, Massachusetts



This class has reached its capacity. To be placed on a wait list please click on the link below


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Course Description

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 Mike Smith at at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

First Name Affiliation
Alan Town of Westminster
Philip Town of Westminster
David Town of Westminster
Steven Town of Westminster
Thomas Town of Westminster
Sam Town of Wrentham DPW
James Town of Westminster
Tim Town of Westminster
Keith Town of Westminster
Anthony Town of Wrentham DPW
Connor Town of Westminster
Dave Town of Westminster
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)

    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: