Based on the internationally accepted “Game of Logging” (GOL) developed by Soren Eriksson, GOL is the industry standard for chain saw safety training. Professional instructors teach timber harvesters, forest landowners, public workers, college students and forestry tech school students the latest and safest techniques to operate/maintain their chain saws and to directionally fell trees under a variety of circumstances. Whether you have never used a chain saw or have years of experience, GOL training is designed to develop safe working skills through demonstration and one-on-one, hands-on practice.
Participants must bring a sound hard hat, lunch, water, long pants, sturdy leather/work/hiking boots, hearing protection, eye protection, a good attitude, a well-rested mind, a drug-free and alcohol-free body, as well as appropriate clothing for the weather and working outside as classes are rarely cancelled due to weather. Participants are encouraged to bring chain saw chaps, leather/chain saw gloves, a personal chain saw and a saw toolkit.
Level 1: March 17
Saturday | 8am to 4pm | Queensbury Campus
Bring your own lunch and snacks
Topics to be addressed in this course include:
Emergency planningPersonal protective equipment5-point safety checkReactive forcesPrecision plunge cutting5-point felling planScoring the stumpPrecision felling practice
*Preregistration required. Call 518.743.2238 or email email@example.com.
Please note: Registration for these classes ends on March 7.
Prerequisites: Participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Level 1 must be successfully completed before attending Level 2.
These courses are supported by the SUNY Adirondack Foundation's Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Fund.