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LTAP Chainsaw Safety, Precision Felling & Maintenance
About the Course
This Chainsaw Safety course will cover safety and risk management, chainsaw operation/handling, chainsaw cutting, felling procedures, specialized cutting situations, and chainsaw maintenance.
Safety and Risk Management
Risk Management, HOPE, Personal Protective Equipment, Command Response Communication System, Emergency Preparedness
Chainsaw Selection, Chainsaw Safety Features, Reactive Forces, Starting Techniques, Ergonomics
History & Development of the Face Notch and Back Cut, Function of Hinge Wood, Precision Cutting Methods, Limbing and Bucking Techniques
Five Step Felling Plan, Tree Felling, Pull Lines, Wedges, Mechanical Advantage
Specialized Cutting Situations
Hazardous Cutting Situations After Storms, Spring Poles, Understanding Tension and Compression Wood
Preventive Maintenance, Sharpening and Bar Maintenance
Who Should Attend?
This is a great introductory or refresher course for personnel and supervisors who regularly use the chainsaw, as well as the novice or occasional user. All attendees must bring their hard hats, as well as eye and ear protection to the program.
Chainsaw Safety Course Dates & Locations
Bogue Falaya Hall
317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Covington, LA 70433
Florida Parishes Arena
1301 NW Central Avenue
Amite City, LA 70422
Cheniere Lake Lodge
104 Cheniere Lake Drive
West Monroe, LA 71292
Wildlife & Fisheries Auditorium
9961 Hwy 80
Minden, LA 71055
BREC Greenwood Community Center
13350 Hwy 19
Baker, LA 70714
*Baker registration closed at this time due to max capacity. Email Courtney Dupre at email@example.com to get on a wait list.
1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
White Oak Landing
5584 River Road
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Patterson Area Civic Center
116 Cotton Road
Patterson, LA 70392
7:30AM - Registration/Check-In
8:00AM - 3:00PM - Class
Rip Tompkins, a nationally recognized chainsaw operation and safety instructor, impresses even the most experienced chainsaw users with his skill in previous classes. Many participants rated it as one of the best training programs that they have ever attended.
Rip is Vice President of ArborMaster Training, Inc., and has extensive experience in the use of chainsaws, as well as tree climbing, rigging and rescue systems. The class is designed to help prepare all crew members and supervisors deal with routine chainsaw use, as well as the tree damage and debris common after storms. The training sites were selected to allow plenty of outside demonstrations of proper chain saw use in a natural setting.
Fees & Cancellation Policy for Chainsaw Safety
$25 for Public Agencies
$50 for Private Agencies
This fee covers all materials, breakfast and lunch.
Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system. Checks or money orders are also accepted.
Make checks payable to:
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Mail checks to:
4099 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge,
ATTN: Courtney Dupre
Registration is required one week in advance of class. Failure to cancel at least 72 hours prior will result in a forfeit of the registration fee. Participant substitution is available.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
LTRC is a Louisiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, approved Sponsor/Provider of Continuing Professional Development. Professional Development Hour (PDH) credit will be awarded as follows: fifty (50) contact minutes of instruction or attendance = one (1) PDH.
Contact the LTAP Office via:
Phone: (225) 767-9717
Fax: (225) 767-9156