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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