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Women’s Chainsaw Safety course
June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm$150
Register today! Participation is limited to 15 students.
Location: Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Road, Bridgton, ME 04009
Cost: $150 (scholarships available from Women of the Maine Outdoors). Lodging and meals not included.
Food: Please come prepared with all the food and water you will need.
Lodging: On your own. Limited lodging is available at the Maine Lakes Science Center. There are also several options in Bridgton, starting at about $95/night. No lodging is included with the event registration.
This two-day chainsaw safety course is designed for women. Women, trans, and non-binary folks are welcome. Most participants will have little or no experience with a chainsaw, though this course is also an effective refresher for more experienced individuals who have developed some bad habits with a saw. This is the gateway course to learning more advanced practices.
The focus of this course is overwhelmingly on safety: safe posture, safe practices, safe clothing, safe habits. The first session will be mostly indoors as the leaders provide some basic information about chainsaws, maintenance, and safety clothing, introduce participants to good practices, and provide relevant background material. Attendees will have time in the afternoon to visit a local saw shop to obtain any safety equipment they may need. The second day (8:00-4:00) is intended to be a full day of practice and application.