Chainsaw safety

Chainsaw Safety and Operation; Game of Logging Level 1 Certification


Chainsaw Safety and Operation; Game of Logging Level 1 Certification

  • Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Open to anyone that wants to learn about chainsaw safety and maintenance.

This training will focus on introducing the participant to open face felling and the development of techniques to safely use it.
Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required.

Register online at:

If you do not have access to the internet, call 315-539-9251.

This program will be held outside so participants are encouraged to dress properly for the weather.

Participants are required to bring a chainsaw along with sharpening and maintenance tools. Also required is personal protective equipment (PPE) including a hard hat, chainsaw protective chaps, and eye protection that satisfies the ANSI Z87.1 standard.

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch to eat in the field during the training, and to bring a DBH (diameter breast height) measuring tape, if available

Participants will earn a Game of Logging Level 1 certificate after completing the entire day of training; certificates will be mailed out approximately 3-5 weeks after the training event.

Topics covered include:

  • personal protective equipment
  • chainsaw safety features
  • chainsaw reactive forces
  • bore cutting
  • pre-planning the fell
  • understanding hinge wood strength


$165.00 per person. Registration will be canceled if payment is not received within 48 hours.


Ryan M. Staychock
Environmental/Natural Resources Educator for Cayuga, Schuyler & Seneca Counties
315-539-9251 ext. 110


Finger Lakes National Forest, Hector Ranger Station
5218 State Rt. 414
Hector , NY 14841

Last updated October 26, 2023