MUCC/HERC Chainsaw Safety Training 2019 Registration Open

Registration is open for the Chainsaw Safety Training course hosted by MUCC and HERC

On Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8am – 5pm both days, Michigan United Conservation Clubs OTG Program and the Heavy Equipment Response Coalition will be hosting a two day Chainsaw Safety Training program at the Rose Lake Shooting Range inside the Glassen building. This is designed for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. There is no fee for the course, but donations to the Heavy Equipment Response Coalition are accepted and encouraged for the individuals donating their time and resources throughout the event.

Topics covered will include basic saw safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), saw anatomy, starting procedure,  job hazard analysis, problem-solving, etc. There will be a field session on each day to practice cutting techniques from bucking to technical felling cuts; groups will be split up based on experience levels.

Attendees must be 18+ years, and registration is limited to 25 participants. Due to the high interest in this event, it is recommended that you register as soon as possible. A wait list will be formed in case of cancellation, and those waiting will be notified in such case.

Participants are encouraged to bring saws, PPE gear, and any maintenance items, however these are not necessary and a limited number will be provided for use at the event. In addition, lunch and water will be provided both days for everyone.

Click the link HERE for more information and to register for the event. After registration, you will receive an email from Hunter Salisbury, MUCC Outreach Specialist with a pre-course survey. It is vital that all participants fill out this survey and return it no later than 48 hours after receiving it. This helps the instructors gain a better understanding of each person’s unique experience and exposure to the topics at hand.

For additional information and questions, please contact Hunter Salisbury at We hope to see you out there!

1 Comment

  1. Kurt Lindland on December 29, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Hi – Do you know if any courses in west michigan this winter or Spring?

    Thanks – Kurt

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