PCTA Saw Training and Certification Program Documents

The following documents are for event coordinators, organizers, and instructors holding a PCTA saw training. You can find the PCTA saw program policy, instructor evaluation forms, Go or No Go Cards, the classroom presentation, and more. If you have questions about any of the documents, please contact Jennifer Tripp, PCTA’s Trail Operations Manager, at [email protected].

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PCTA Saw Program Policy Overview of the PCTA Saw Training and Certification Program. Updated February 2014.
VSI Teaching Tool Kit  List of items required to facilitate a saw training course both in the classroom and field. Updated April 2016.
“Saw Safety for Volunteers” Presentation (16.3MB) PowerPoint presentation for the classroom portion of the saw training. Provides a program overview as well as initial saw safety, knowledge and skills. Updated March 2013.
Bind Analysis & Cut Sequence Portion of PowerPoint presentation covering types of binds, types of cuts, general considerations, and hazard tree scenario. Updated March 2016.
Chain Saw Specific Training Portion of PowerPoint presentation covering chain saw components, maintenance, use, and safety. Updated March 2016.
Crosscut Saw Specific Training Portion of PowerPoint presentation covering crosscut saw tools, parts, maintenance, use, and safety. Updated March 2016.
Saw Safety Presentation Portion of PowerPoint presentation covering saw safety program, requirements, and situational awareness. Updated March 2016.
Field Evaluation Form
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Saw operator field evaluation form for crosscut and chain saw (bucking only). Updated March 2013.
Go or No Go Handout Corresponding handout to go with the Go or No Go cards. Updated February 2014.
Go or No Go Cards Go or No Go cards to be distributed to saw attendees. Updated February 2014.
Chain Saw Initial Certification Quiz Saw training attendees seeking their initial chain saw certification are required to fill out the quiz prior to the training and and bring it with them. Updated February 2012.
Chain Saw Certification Card
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A certification card is valid only when signed and distributed by designated PCTA staff. Certification cards will be distributed to saw training attendees once they have submitted current First Aid and CPR certification and successfully completed an official PCTA saw training under an approved instructor. Updated February 2014.
Chain Saw Tools Checklist Tools and items needed for chain saw training and testing. Updated March 2015.
Crosscut Saw Initial Certification Quiz Saw training attendees seeking their initial crosscut saw certification are required to fill out the quiz prior to the training and and bring it with them. Updated February 2012.
Crosscut Certification Card
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A certification card is valid only when signed and distributed by designated PCTA staff. Certification cards will be distributed to saw training attendees once they have submitted current First Aid and CPR certification and successfully completed an official PCTA saw training under an approved instructor. Updated February 2014.
Crosscut Tools Checklist Tools and items needed for crosscut saw training and testing. Updated March 2015.
Saw Training Course Application The application template for the PCTA saw training. Applications will typically be offered through an online form located on the PCTA website. Updated February 2012.
Class Sign-in Sheet Sign-in sheet for students and instructors. Record travel and prep time. Indicate if instructors are volunteers, agency partners, or nonprofit staff. Updated 2014.

 

 

 

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