Saturday, 4th of August, 9-17h
@ Backyard of Steinerschool Brussel, Rue Chant d'Oiseaux 115, 1070 Anderlecht.
(Within walking distance from MIVB-STIB stops Eddy Merckx or Ceria/Coovi & De Lijn stop Anderlecht Ikea.)
Still, operating a chainsaw can be quite safe, as long as your machine is well maintained, you use adequate protective equipment and you follow a set of simple rules. Tournevie offers a full-day course in chainsaw safety, during which you will learn to systematically apply those rules. After this course, you’ll be able to handle a chainsaw in a safe and ergonomic way.
This course or an equivalent one (ECS 1, see below) is a condition for being allowed to lend out a petrol chainsaw from Tournevie.
The training will cover the following topics:- Equipment: chainsaw safety features, daily maintenance, protective equipment- Safe working environment, preparation for use, starting procedure- Safe cutting practices
You will spend a large part of the day doing practical exercises on horizontal and vertical logs with different types of saws, allowing you to embed safe working practices, improve your control over the saw, and get used to specific techniques such as meeting and boring cuts.
Note: This course covers the topics detailed in European Chainsaw Standard level 1, chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting, chapters §1, 2A, 2D, 2E, 3, 4, 6 (see https://efesc.org/european-chainsaw-certificate/). However the certificate you will get at the end of the training is not recognised under ECS. If you’d like to obtain an ECS certificate, we recommend Inverde’s training programme (see https://inverde.be/european-chainsaw-standards-examens)
No prior experience is required, but you have to be at least 18 years old.
The course price is 80€. This covers our expenses for logs, fuel, saws and protective clothing for all and includes sandwiches for lunch. Given these expenses, the fee is non-refundable if you can't make it.
Tournevie volunteers can attend for free.