Chainsaw and TSI
for LFC Employees
In December 2009 Long Forestry held our
annual Timber Stand Improvement and Chainsaw
Training Day. Co-owner, Chris Long, is
a certified OSHA Outreach Trainer and has
valuable experience as a safety trainer in
the corporate world. He prepared the
materials and presentations for the day.
The event signifies the beginning of the TSI
season and is meant to prepare our employees
for consecutive days and weeks of chainsaw
use. For some employees this is
initial training while it is a refresher for
our more experienced personnel.
The agenda included "Chainsaw Safety and
Maintenance," "TSI Procedures and Safety,"
"Company Safety Policies," "Tailgate
Training," and "HazMat Training."
Long Forestry is committed to a safe
workplace and an injury free work place.
While the services we provide are dangerous
in nature, we believe we can avoid and
prevent injury with initial and refresher
training day was followed by a 3 day, hands
on training in the woods, actually
performing a timber stand improvement.
All was in preparation of the 350 acres of
TSI we will do early in 2010.
Mike gives the Timber Stand
Improvement presentation to the crew.
It includes the basics of performing the
different methods of TSI and how to do it
safely. It includes examples of barber
chairs and widow makers, and real life case
The training materials table contains
the Long Forestry Safety Plan, operator's
manuals for the different pieces of
equipment we use, and chainsaw safety
Mike and Tim Ramos review the basics
of chainsaw maintenance and repair.
This was part of the hands-on training
session for the day.