Chainsaw Use and Safety w/ Patrick Allan


Chainsaw Use and Safety w/ Patrick Allan

from 100.00

August 18 - 20

This workshop with certified instructor Patrick Allan is our most popular, selling out year-after-year. Same as the open chainsaw course, this one covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the saw’s engine, how it works and how to keep it tuned for top performance. Chain sharpening gets plenty of attention. Next the class moves outdoors to practice limbing, bucking, and notching in preparation for felling. Sunday participants move into the Harrison Lewis Centre’s woodlot where they learn-by-doing to drop trees where they want them to fall, plus the dos and don’ts of working with both downed and standing wood.

You must bring your own chainsaw boots. All other safety gear can be provided. You are welcomed to bring your own saw, if you have one, as well as any of your own protective clothing, etc.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register. 

Registration is accepted up to two weeks before the workshop date.

Participants can also send any payments by cheque to 339 Sandy Bay Rd, East Port L'Hebert, NS B0T 1S0, or contact Dirk at 902-646-1554 for other inquiries about payment.

Maximum 8 participants.

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Patrick Allan has been a professional chainsaw operator for 38 years and has been teaching chainsaw safety courses for 32 years. He has specialized in silviculture treatments such as planting, pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, shelter wood-cuts and short wood harvesting both as a forest technician and chainsaw operator. He is an ISA certified arborist and has worked for HRM Major Parks for the past 8 years. Pat enjoys the opportunity to share his love of “running” a chainsaw.