Chainsaw Use & Safety with Patrick Allan - Aug. 17-19


Chainsaw Use & Safety with Patrick Allan - Aug. 17-19

from 100.00

August 17-19

This workshop with certified instructor Patrick Allan is our most popular, selling out year-after-year. This chainsaw course covers all aspects of basic maintenance and safe use of this powerful tool. Saturday morning focuses on the personal protective equipment, saw maintenance, support equipment and do's and don'ts.  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 safety boots. You are welcomed to bring your own saw, if you have one. We encourage you to bring your own protective clothing of Industry standard. Preferably orange or red hardhats, no white ones please.

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 The Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre Society, 339 Sandy Bay Rd, East Port L'Hebert, NS B0T 1S0, or contact Jessica at 902-440-5503 or for other inquiries about payment.

Maximum 8 participants.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Must cancel within two weeks of the workshop for a refund of the deposit.

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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.