Game of Logging Chainsaw Training, LEVELS 1 and 2, plus STORM DAMAGE TRAINING, Autumn 2019

The Game of Logging training program combines Scandinavian logging techniques with the latest systems for working safely around trees. We cannot overstate the value of these courses. We have participants who’ve used chainsaws for 30 years prior to taking GOL Level I say that the course changed the way they work in the woods. The GOL courses must be taken in sequence (even if you have chainsaw experience, you must begin with Level I).

Level 1. Precision Felling Techniques. This workshop introduces open-face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. 8AM-4PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 1 COURSE OUTLINE.

Level 2. Maximizing Saw Performance. This workshop focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced. 8AM-4PM one-day course. Maximum 10 participants. LEVEL 2 COURSE OUTLINE

Storm Damage Training (Alternative to traditional Level 3 training). This workshop provides specialized training that addresses the unique hazards inherent in storm-damaged settings. This training is meant to provide saw users the information and techniques demanded by this dangerous environment and the forces and pressures of wind-felled trees. For those GOL participants interested in taking Level 4, Storm Damage Training can substitute for Level 3 as a prerequisite.

Fall 2019

Cost per training session level: $190

Level I: We are offering two sessions of this popular course:

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019  8AM-4PM 
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 8AM-4PM 

Level II: Thursday, October 3, 2019  8AM-4PM

Storm Damage Training: Thursday, October 10, 2019 8AM-4PM

*GOL workshops are held rain or shine. They will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather, particularly high winds.

Location and directions: At this point, we are planning to hold all Autumn 2019 GOL workshops at The Waterworks Property in Bristol. We will provide exact location and directions to course roughly a week prior to the workshop.

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