Grafton County Complex
3855 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774
Join Ernst Kling from Kling Land Management and Jim Frohn, Extension's Grafton County Forester for a Basic Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance for Landowners workshop. This is a special workshop including basic chainsaw maintenance and care, inspection of personal protective equipment, hazard and situational awareness, chainsaw safety best practices, and a felling and limbing demonstration. Note: While we will be practicing cutting techniques with chainsaws, we will not be practicing felling trees. This is a basic level course.
Cost: $125; space is limited, register as soon as possible!
What to bring:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
- Hardhat conforming to ANSI #Z89 in good working condition
- Eye protection/face screen that meets ANSI #Z87.1 or higher
- Hearing protection: muffs, plugs, etc.
- Non-skid steel-toe or composite-toe boots with lug soles or caulks that provide ankle coverage
- Chainsaw chaps that fit from waist to over the top of the boot
Chainsaw: Chainsaw with working chain break, rear hand guard, throttle interlock system, chain catch peg, pin or stud, anti-vibration/insulation mounts (if your saw was made by a reputable manufacturer in the last 10 years, then it likely has all these features).
Tools to perform basic maintenance: wrench, files, guides
Do not bring fuel. Fuel up before you come.
Other: Warm clothes for outdoors, lunch, snack, water bottle.
Register for this event via the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association website: https://nhtoa-bloom.kindful.com/e/landowner-chainsaw-safety-maintenance
Cheri Birch, Program Director, NH TOA
Jim Frohn, Grafton County Forester