Chainsaw Usage and Safety Training

Saturday, April 20th, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 pm

Every spring, faculty from the Department of Forest Resources and the Forestry Club offer Chainsaw Usage and Safety Training. While the class does not result in official certification, it is targeted at students with little or no experience operating chainsaws who want to become familiar with their use in a safe and non-intimidating environment. The course is for University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff, with first preference for students. Topics covered include:

  • personal protective equipment and safe work habits
  • chainsaw design, maintenance, and care
  • cutting techniques for basic use
  • overview of tree felling techniques

Only the first 16 people are guaranteed space. After that, a waitlist will be created. First preference is given to U of M students, second preference is given to faculty and staff. 

Sign up by visiting the Department of Forest Resources office, 115 Green Hall. Liability forms should be submitted at the time of sign-up. 

*Note: Taking this course does not result in official certification. This course is designed to allow students to become more familiar with the safe operation of chainsaws.

Chainsaw Training