Event Calendar

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Stored Energy and Chainsaw Workshop (Black River Falls)

Start Date: 10/2/2024 8:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/2/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Black River Falls Municipal Utilities

Location:
349 South McKinley St.
Black River Falls, WI  United States 

Organization Name: Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin

Contact:
Sharon Wolf
Email: swolf@meuw.org
Phone: (608) 837-2263

Stored energy in trees represents a significant danger for line workers. Understanding the dynamics of stored energy, and how to safely work with and around it, is critical for every line worker. This MEUW workshop will cover how to recognize stored energy, and how to control and mitigate it when working at trees with chainsaws.

This workshop is recommended for electric line workers, line clearance workers, and Department of Public Works employees who work with and around live wires. 

Material is first covered in the classroom and then applied in the field. Attendees learn how to identify and control stored energy,  selecting the right tools to use, chainsaw safety, remote cuts, and how to evaluate difficult situations encountered in the field.

> Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.; instruction starts at 8:00 a.m. Lunch is provided.

Complete details are available here