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Technical Tree Falling & Cutting
Technical Tree Falling & Cutting

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I just want to extend my gratitude to the instructors of the 2 day Technical Tree Falling & Cutting course held at UBC. Mark, Jamz and Dylan make a dynamic team. Their combined knowledge and teaching techniques are exceptional. I am amazed at how much I learned in such a short time. After taking this course, I honestly feel that I have the skills needed to operate a chainsaw safely.
Tresse Hoff
City of Richmond

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British Columbia – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Vancouver, BC October 18th - 19th, 2018
Vancouver, BC May 2nd - 3rd, 2019
Vancouver, BC October 24th - 25th, 2019

Alberta – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Calgary, AB October 18th - 19th, 2018
Calgary, AB June 6th - 7th, 2019

Ontario – Open Enrollment Course Dates
Innisfil, ON October 18th - 19th, 2018
Innisfil, ON April 16th - 17th, 2019
Whitby, ON October 9th - 10th, 2019

Technical Tree Falling & Cutting
2 Day Module
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced tree faller this course offers something for every level of chainsaw operator.

Have you been using a saw for a long time and are interested in an excellent refresher?

Would you like to build your confidence and expand your ability in falling trees safely and quickly?

It is a fact that falling trees is one of the most life threatening activities any worker can perform. This course is designed to educate anyone who uses a chainsaw about chainsaw safety, maintenance, use and handling. You will learn about the newest equipment and techniques related to urban environment. Assessing risks and hazards, limbing and bucking, dealing with spring poles, understanding compression and tension forces are all components of this course. This course will educate learners about why notches and back cuts work as they do and how the methodology affects the success of accurate tree falling. Participants will have the opportunity to practice notching and back cuts in a practical setting. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them. There is a strong focus on personal safety, risk assessment and accident prevention. Training workers in developing skills that reduce variables and mitigate risks associated with chainsaws, tree felling, and the high-risk urban environment is a general theme of this course.

Eligibility Recommendations: Inexperienced chainsaw operators and/or experienced operators who require updated training in the following components.

All material in our one day Chainsaw Safety & Cutting Techniques course is also covered in this two day Technical Tree Falling & Cutting course.

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