help_outline Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List


HomeEventsChain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques Course

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Chain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques Course


Instructor: Dustin Brighton, CTSP, ISA Certified Arborist, Adjunct Instructor at Bay College of MI
Owner, Ropes and Rigging Tree Service, LLC

With a vast array of education from Fireman, EMT, RIT Instructor to Trainer for Arboriculture of Canada Chainsaw safety, and certifications from HAZ-MAT, NIMS ICS, Rope Rescue Technician level (MUSAR), Dustin is a prepared individual in a vast array of scenarios - Farms to Terrorism.

ISA CEU's and TCIA CTSP credits are available.

Class size limited to 20 people.

Accidents involving chain saws are a significant concern for tree care and landscape employers, the employees who operate the equipment, and manufacturers alike. Strong anecdotal information from the field tells us that chain saw operators receive little or no formal training on chain saw operation and field maintenance.

This 1.5 day course will cover all aspects of chainsaw safety, handling, maintenance including the six-step felling process of how to properly fell a tree also dealing with trees after they are on the ground limbing and bucking. Some hands-on performing of notching, saw handling and felling will be incorporated. This course is partially funded by a grant. 

  • Culture of Chain Saw Safety in USA and Worldwide
  • Chainsaw/ tree cutting fatality and injury statistics
  • PPE 
  • How a chainsaw cuts 
  • Reactive forces of a chainsaw 
  • Safety features of a chainsaw 
  • Job site emergency preparedness
  • First Aid for chainsaw injuries 
  • Proper starting and handling techniques 
  • The 6 step tree felling process 
  • Limbing and bucking
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Notching practice
  • Group hands-on activities

- Chain Saw
- Chain Saw Pants/Chaps
- Cold weather Gear

Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

You are required to sign a Waiver to participate in the course for working and using a chainsaw.

Optional Material for Purchase - TCIA Chain Saw Specialist Manual


Refund requests for event registration fees must be submitted in writing via email or mail no later than 7 days prior to the start of an event to receive a refund. A $50.00 administration fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Refund requests received less than 7 days prior to the start of the event will not be accepted.

Event registration serves as a contract between the registrant and ISA Michigan. Payment for event registration is the responsibility of the registrant. The registrant agrees to these terms and the contract becomes active upon ISA Michigan receiving the completed registration via email or mail.

Thursday, May 2, 2024 to Friday, May 3, 2024
235 Spencer Lane
Ypsilanti, MI  48198
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Annie Kruise
517-337-4999 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
Chain Saw Safety and Cutting Techniques Course