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    Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training

    • March 26, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • 129 Ellis Road, Griffin, GA 30223

    Storm-Damaged Tree Cleanup Training

    Private Sector Only!!

    DATE: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    LOCATION: UGA Griffin Research and Education Garden, 129 Ellis Road, Griffin, GA 30223

    Training presented by North American Training Solutions.

    Eligibility Recommendations: Experienced chainsaw operators who are trained in basic chainsaw safety, use and maintenance. You should have prior chainsaw training, or considerable experience prior to this course.

    Applicable Standards:. This course meets the ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 Criteria or Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training as well as OSHA 1910.266 and ANSI Z133.

    Important: Attendees must wear the following PPE: eye protection, head protection and ear protection.


    • 9:00 - PPE
    • 9:15 - The six-step fellling plan, escape route and the 1-15-90 rule
    • 10:30 - Outdoor demonstration of topics below
    • 12:00 - LUNCH
    • 12:45 - Continue outdoor demonstration
    • 3:00 - Complete Evauations and answer questions
    • 3:30 - Class dismissed

    Ropes, Knots, Hardware and Mechanical Advantage

    • Rope use, care, factor of safety, bend radius, tensile strength and cycles to failure
    • Connecting links, port-a-wrap, robe grabs use, care (advantages and limitations)
    • Slings, knots and hitches, use, care and maintnenance
    • Using wedges, pull lines, hand lines, cant straps, levers (advantages and limitations)
    • Mechancial advantage using Z-rigs and fiddle blocks and winches/jacks

    Hazard and Danger Tree Cutting and Falling

    • Hazard and danger tree identification; leaners, snags, hangers, widow makers and decay
    • Compression and tension and identifying and evaluating leans and loads
    • Escape routes - the 5-15-90 rule
    • Notch/hinge/cut release strategies that maximize control and safety
    • Dealing with large diameter spring poles under various load factors (river, snow, ice)

    Technical Cutting and Releasing Hung and Snagged Trees

    • The six-step cutting plan
    • Ergonomics, reactive forces and safety features
    • Key notch, controlled kneehinge, mis-match/bypass cut and bore cut

    Cost: $20.00 (for lunch)

    CEU applied for.

    Questions - Ellen Bauske, Center for Urban Agriculture at 770-233-5558 or ebauske@uga.edu.

    Private Sector only!! Public Sector, please contact Ellen Bauske at 770-233.5558.

    Georgia Arborist Association

    Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
    Phone:  (404) 913-1422
    Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516, Decatur GA 30031

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