Chainsaw Safety/Hands-on

SCDNR - Wateree Range

14068 Garners Ferry Rd. Eastover, SC 29044


When: Feb 10, 2022

This course will follow-up to the Day 1 Demo course. You must have attended the Day 1 Demo course to register and attend this hands-on training. This training will be hands-on and limited to 12 attendees. Each attendee will be working with a tree.

Topics Discussed:

  • RDT Maintenance
  • The Cutter Tooth
  • Hands on carburetor adjustment
  • Hands on practice of chisel bit and round chain filing
  • Introduction to Springpoles
  • Introduction to Wedging
  • Side lean and target accuracy
  • Scoring to reflect level I retention


Items Needed for Training:

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses and/or Face Screen
  • Hearing Protection – Muffs or Plugs
  • Gloves
  • Leg Protection (Will be supplied if unavailable)
  • Heavy leather boots or footwear with steel toe and or chainsaw protection
  • Personal Chain saw (Not Required for the Training. Would prefer to have 1 saw unit with bar & chain per 2 students for maintenance session)
  • Fuel mix and Bar oil
  • Saw chain files and bar wrenches for student saws

Speaker Bio

Tim Ard – President of Forest Applications Training, Inc. Since 1974, Tim has worked in about all facets of the power equipment industry; the workbench, parts and whole goods distribution, technical services, wholesale and retail sales. For over ten of those years he has trained thousands of end users in safe and productive use of chain saws and power equipment. Tim is also NFS certified. Traveling nation-wide. His training experience is sought after for personal presentations to over 6,000 people per year plus appearances on lawn and garden television shows such as The Victory Garden and BackYard America and most recently Ask This Old House.


Class check-in will begin at 8:15am, with instruction beginning promptly at 8:30am and adjourning around 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided along with a morning and afternoon break.

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Course Fee

The registration fee for the workshop is $225.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $125.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and lunch.

This course has a maximum of 12 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.

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 portion.

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 email Shae Robinson or call 864-656-4183.

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