Basic Chainsaw Safety and Maintenance for Landowners


Grafton County Complex
3855 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774
United States

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: