Slide #2.

Basic Chainsaw Safety & Directional Felling
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Slide #3.

• Why we train Course Outline • Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • Safety features of the chainsaw • Safely starting a chainsaw • Reactionary forces when operating a chainsaw • Developing a safe felling plan • Properly notching and felling a tree
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Slide #4.

Manual vs. Mechanical Felling
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Slide #5.

Why We Train: Risk and Hazard Mitigation
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Slide #6.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required PPE when operating a chainsaw: • Eye protection • Hearing protection • Head protection • Leg protection • Foot protection • Personal first aid kit
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Slide #7.

Eye Protection Safety Glasses Face Screen
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Slide #8.

Hearing Protection Ear Muffs
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Slide #9.

Head Protection Hard Hat
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Slide #10.

Leg Protection – Why It Is Needed
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Slide #11.

Types of Leg Protection Images courtesy of http://www.stihlusa.com/
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Slide #12.

How Leg Protection Works
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Slide #13.

How Leg Protection Works Front side of chaps Back side of chaps
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Slide #14.

How Leg Protection Works
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Slide #15.

Foot Protection • Leather Boots are NOT cut-resistant • Saw hands are required to wear cutresistant footwear
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Slide #16.

Personal first aid kit
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Slide #17.

Safety Features of the Chainsaw •Chain brake •Throttle inter-lock •Chain catch peg
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Slide #18.

Chain Brake
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Slide #19.

Throttle inter-lock
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Slide #20.

Chain Catch Peg
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Slide #21.

Proper Grip For Holding the Saw
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Slide #22.

Reactionary Forces
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Slide #23.

Pulling Chain
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Slide #24.

Pushing Chain
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Slide #25.

Bottom Quadrant or The Attack Corner ATTACK CORNER
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Slide #26.

Kick-back Zone Kick-Back Zone
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Slide #27.

Safely Starting a Chainsaw
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Slide #28.

Ground Starting
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Slide #29.

Leg Lock Start
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Slide #30.

Safely Starting the Chainsaw
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Slide #31.

Properly Felling a Tree
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Slide #32.

Developing a Felling Plan
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Slide #33.

The Felling Notch
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Slide #34.

Notch Angle
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Slide #35.

Correct Notching
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Slide #36.

Avoid By-Passed Notching
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Slide #37.

Cutting the Notch
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Slide #38.

The Felling Plan 1.Overhead Hazards 2.Side Lean/ Good Side;Bad Side 3.Escape route 4.Proper Hinge Wood 5.Back Cut
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Slide #39.

Overhead Hazards
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Slide #40.

Bad Side Good Side
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Slide #41.

Escape 450 450 Direction of fall
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Slide #42.

Proper Hinge Wood • Function of the hinge wood • Proper hinge width • Role of tree species in determining hinge width
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Slide #43.

Function of the Hinge Wood
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Slide #44.

Proper Hinge Width
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Slide #45.

Tree Species & Hinge Width Photos courtesy of http://cnre.vt.edu/dendro/dendrology/factsheets.cfm
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Slide #46.

Body Placement
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Slide #47.

Two Types of Back Cuts • Conventional back cut • Controlled release back cut
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Slide #48.

Conventional Back Cut
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Slide #49.

Controlled Release Back Cut
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Slide #50.

Conclusion
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Slide #51.

The SHARP Logger Program would like to thank the following groups for making this training possible: • Forestry Mutual Insurance Company • Bob Shank – Shank Logging • Ontario Hardwoods Inc. Disclaimer: Commercial products pictured in this training are for informational purposes only. Virginia Cooperative Extension does not endorse these products and does not intend discrimination against other similar products.
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Slide #52.

Training Completion
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