SAWW – Safety and Woods Worker Training

SAWW Training Programs

Level 1 – Overview of the SAWW Training Program.  OSHA regulations and requirements.  Sessions on body mechanics, personal protective equipment, necessary tools, saws, tree felling and limbing, buck and topping.

Level 2 – Level One review.  Maintenance, hands-on filing, carburetor adjustment, limbing techniques, precision felling assessment, and precision at the stump, including notching, hinge, species differences and terrain.  Felling practice.

Level 3 – Level One and Two review.  Focus on difficult trees.  Planning for the felling of difficult trees, including tree-specific issues, identifying hazards, and planning escape routes.  Felling difficult trees.  Processing cut trees.  Participants will execute these steps on at least one tree.

Level 4 – Level One, Two and Three review.  Trainer execution of any procedures and techniques as requested by participants.  Practice implementing techniques on less difficult and difficult trees.  Information on reference resources.

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