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Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training - March 12


Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training - March 12

Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training

DATE:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019

TIME:  9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  Lake House at Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC 29229

Training presented by North American Training Solutions.

Eligibility Recommendations:  Experienced chainsaw operators who are trained in basic chainsaw safety, use and maintenance.  You should have prior chainsaw training, or considerable experience prior to this course.

Applicable Standards:. This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 Criteria or Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.266 and ANSI Z133.

Important:  Attendees must wear the following PPE:  eye protection, head protection and ear protection.


9:00 -   PPE

9:15 -   The six-step fellling plan, escape route and the 1-15-90 rule

10:30 - Outdoor demonstration of topics below

12:00 - LUNCH

12:45 - Continue outdoor demonstration

3:00 -   Complete Evauations and answer questions

3:30 -   Class dismissed

Ropes, Knots, Hardware and Mechanical Advantage

Rope use, care, factor of safety, bend radius, tensile strength and cycles to failure

Connecting links, port-a-wrap, robe grabs use, care (advantages and limitations)

Slings, knots and hitches, use, care and maintnenance

Using wedges, pull lines, hand lines, cant straps, levers (advantages and limitations)

Mechancial advantage using Z-rigs and fiddle blocks and winches/jacks

Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Falling

Hazard and danger tree identification; leaners, snags, hangers, widow makers and decay

Compression and tension and identifying and evaluating leans and loads

Escape routes - the 5-15-90 rule

Notch/hinge/cut release strategies that maximize control and safety

Dealing with large diameter spring poles under various load factors (river, snow, ice)

Technical Cutting and Releasing Hung and Snagged Trees

The six-step cutting plan

Ergonomics, reactive forces and safety features

Key notch, controlled kneehinge, mis-match/bypass cut and bore cut

Cost:  $20.00 (for lunch)

CEU applied for.

Questions - Cory Tanner, Horticulture Program Team Leader, 864-365-0633 or c2hhbm50IHwgY2xlbXNvbiAhIGVkdQ==.

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