Chainsaw Skills and Safety workshop

03 Jul
July 11, 2018 @ 7:30 am – July 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Mass Development
99 Buena Vista


The UMass Transportation Center will hold a 2-day Chainsaw Skills & Safety  workshop at the Massachusetts Development Center in Devens, Mass on July 11th and 12th from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Topics that will be covered include basic safety equipment, PPE, the saw’s reactive forces, chain tooth parts, felling, notch and hinge, cutting techniques, wedging techniques and calculations. This class is designed for the professionals or homeowners and is designed to be a 16 hour course that would include a hands skills portion where each student fells one tree.

All students are required to bring:

  • helmet with face shield
  • safety glasses
  • chainsaw resistant chaps
  • leather work gloves or chainsaw resistant gloves
  • work boots

The workshop will run from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm each day

Cost of the workshop is $150 per person.

For more information or to register, go to