Chainsaw Safety

Location TBD

When: Sep 14, 2021

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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.
Items to be covered will include:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Chainsaw safety features
  • Reactive forces of the chainsaw
  • Identification and function of each part of the chain
  • Safe use of the chain saw
  • Introduction to daily maintenance demonstration
  • Hinge establishment and importance
  • Open face notch
  • Evaluation before felling
  • Field demonstration by instructor of how to safely fell a tree

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

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Course Fee

The registration fee for the workshop is $195.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $95.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

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.

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.

Checks should be made payable to “Clemson University” and mailed with the invoice number and/or a copy of your invoice to:

Clemson University
202 Hugo Dr.
Clemson, SC 29634

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 Summer Chandler or call 864-656-4183.