Chainsaw Safety

Cypress Gardens, Heritage Room

3030 Cypress Gardens Rd.

Moncks Corner

When: Aug 20, 2024

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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.

Topics Discussed:

  • 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 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 $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 lunch.

This course has a maximum of 35 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 demonstration.

Payment Policy

UPDATED 2/15/23 – The Transportation Technology Transfer Service now accepts Electronic Check (ACH) payments in addition to credit card payments. While credit card payments are still the preferred payment method, you now have the Electronic Check (ACH) option. Your payment must be received within 5 business days of your registration. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed registration for the conference.

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 Customer Service or call 864-656-4183.

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