SAWW Training Course 2018

Tierra is pleased to bring this outstanding chainsaw training back to north central Washington taught by instructor Pavel McGlave. 2-day Level 1 & 2 course April 12th and 13th. Level 3 April 14th. Pavel was mentored by Ken Lallemont who traveled the world and helped develop training programs that emphasize efficiency and technique that will improve productivity, help reduce chainsaw related accidents and increase overall safety awareness. This course will change the way you work in the woods regardless of experience level. Please see more about the training below.

Program is hosted by Tierra Forestry, which includes active commercial and pre-commercial fuel reduction work and provides some nice amenities in the woods to base the course from. Training will be from 9-5 each day. Participants should bring their own equipment: weather appropriate clothing, sturdy boots, hardhat and lunch at minimum.

To register, please mail or e-mail completed registration forms for each participant.

SAWW REGISTRATION FORM

On-line course payment can be made here:

Courses

On-site lodging accommodations are available with special program and per diem rates available. Rooms may be booked on line by PayPal below or by contacting andrew@tierralearningcenter.org. Camping is also available on-site, please contact.

Please call 509-548-6880 x224 or e-mail info@tierralearningcenter.org with questions or for more information.

More about:

SAWW Training is an umbrella organization that promotes safe and efficient chainsaw use, both professionally and recreationally, and oversees the development of training curriculums and the training of trainers.  SAWW Certified Trainers are experts in their field.  They are required to have extensive sawing experience, to participate in a rigorous certification process, and to refresh their skills in an annual training course.  Certified Trainers stay current in regulation changes, and in safety and utilization techniques.

SAWW Training Programs

Level 1

Overview of the SAWW Training Program.  OSHA regulations and requirements.  Sessions on body mechanics, personal protective equipment, necessary tools, saws, tree felling, and limbing, bucking, and topping.

Level 2

Level One review.  Maintenance, hands-on filing, carburetor adjustment, limbing techniques, precision felling assessment, and precision at the stump, including notching, hinge, species differences and terrain.  Felling practice.

Level 3

Level One and Two review.  Focus on difficult trees.  Planning for the felling of difficult trees, including tree-specific issues, identifying hazards, and planning escape routes.  Felling difficult trees.  Processing cut trees.  Participants will execute these steps on at least one tree.