Chainsaw Skills & Safety - 2 Day - Medway

Date: 10/13/2022 7:30 AM - 10/14/2022 3:00 PM

Location: Medway
46 Broad St

Medway, Massachusetts

Capacity:

12/12

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



Overview

 

POSTPONED As soon as a new date is set, registrants will be notified.

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

8:00 am Registration, 8:30 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 mdsmith@umass.edu at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Todd Town of Medway DPW
Chris Town of Medway DPW
Thomas Town of Medway DPW
Scott Town of Foxborough DPW
John Town of Weston
Chad Town of Medway DPW
Brian Town of Sutton
Mike Town of Shrewsbury
Shawn Town of Sutton
Thomas Town of Foxborough DPW
Jason Town of Medway DPW
Joseph Town of Foxborough DPW
Instructors
  • 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: mdsmith@umass.edu