Chainsaw Safety


May 23, 2018


Sandhill REC, Lakehouse

900 Clemson Road

Columbia, SC


Course Description:

Whether your employee is a novice or a seasoned professional, demonstrations are a great way to provide training. Demonstrations show attendees the level of knowledge available to them through training while being eye-opening and fun for everyone. Tim Ard distributes the information in a way that keeps not only the new employee but also the experienced professional interested in the subject matter. Stories and techniques relating to situations and questions at hand, open minds and update the attitudes of everyone who attends. After attending, your employees will want to learn even more about this subject.

Course Instructor:

Tim Ard, President of Forest Applications Training Inc. is a nationally known chain saw instructor. Tim has worked in the outdoor power industry for over 29 years. He started on the bench working with lawn mower and saw repairs. Tim became an expert with technical service working nationally for about 9 years. For the past 15 years, Tim has instructed loggers, tree care, utility, foresters, parks and recreational, DOT, homeowners, lets just say anyone that runs a chain saw and request training. Our national sponsors are Husqvarna, PFERD, and Oregon. Tim was hired by Husqvarna in December of 2005 to manage 12 PPS-Professional Product Specialist. Tim has appeared on Victory Gardens, and on Ask This Old House.


Class registration is from 8:00-8:30.  The class will begin at 8:30.  Lunch will be provided.  We should adjourn around 3:30pm.
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Who Should Attend:

Laborer, road crews, supervisors, and highway maintenance workers will find this course beneficial.
All attendees must bring a hard hat, vest, safety shoes, and hearing protection for use during the outdoor demonstration.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the workshop is $165.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $85.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

This course has a maximum of 40 students, and will be capped at this number.  Advanced registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained.  Workshops with low advanced registration will be subject to cancellation.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop.  If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have questions regarding workshop registration please contact Brittany Wirtz at 864-656-4383 or bwirtz@clemson.edu.