Chainsaw Storm Debris Cleanup - Westminster

Date: 6/18/2024 7:30 AM - 6/18/2024 3:00 PM

Location: Westminster DPW
2 Oakmont Ave.

Westminster, Massachusetts

Capacity:

11/20



Overview

image of fallen trees

Course Description

This class teaches students how to deal with trees that have fallen due to bad weather or other reasons. Topics covered include:

• Pressures and binds

• Rolls Spring poles

• Hangers and leaners

• Pulls and Splits

This class is all hands-on after a 1.5 hour classroom instruction. Students will work in groups to accomplish specific tasks. All students will operate a chainsaw. Class is held rain or shine so plan accordingly. Class size is limited to 15 participants.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who uses a chainsaw in their daily/occasional work to maintain property, do storm damage cleanup, right-of-way clearing, fire-rescue, etc. can benefit from these workshops.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Individuals MUST successfully complete the Chainsaw Skills & Safety 2 - Day Course PRIOR to taking the Chainsaw Storm Debris Cleanup Class.

What To Bring

• Required equipment for the workshops:

• Hard Hat with Face Shield

• Safety Glasses 

• Hearing Protection-Muffs or Plugs Gloves

• Long Pants and Chainsaw Chaps

• Heavy Leather Boots

• Fuel Mix and Bar Oil

• Saw Chain Files and Bar Wrenches for Saws

• Rain Gear

• Chainsaws should be brought for hands-on exercises

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.

Registration
Amount

$150.00
Register by 6/18/2024
Private sector

Register

$75.00
Register by 6/18/2024
Public sector

Register

If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the class, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

 
Attendees
First Name Affiliation
Taylor 17689 ESX Test
Alan Town of Westminster
Philip Town of Westminster
David Town of Westminster
Steven Town of Westminster
Thomas Town of Westminster
James Town of Westminster
Mike Town of Shrewsbury
Tim Town of Westminster
Jared Town of Westminster
Connor Town of Westminster
Dave Town of Westminster
Instructors
  • Michael Smith
    Technical Training Specialist at UMass Transportation Center (UMTC)