Learning a Skill That Could Kill You

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Learning a Skill That Could Kill You isn't about felling trees...well it has that in there. It's about taking the time to answer 5 questions that could lead you into some dangerous situations...that …

Learning a Skill That Could Kill You isn't about felling trees...well it has that in there. It's about taking the time to answer 5 questions that could lead you into some dangerous situations...that could also be some of the best skill building of your life. Presented at the Lexington, KY Idea Festival. @IdeaFestival. http://www.ideafestival.com/.

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  • 1. Learning a SkillThat CouldKillYou * Created and presented by Peter Muir pmuir@bizucate.com
  • 2. Learning a SkillThat CouldKillYou * * Knowledge contained in this presentation could help you avoid harm. Applying knowledge with guided skill development can increase success and life span.
  • 3. Living on a heavily wooded lot…
  • 4. Need to make room to build a house…
  • 5. QuestionShould I hireProfessional?
  • 6. ProfessionalsHave appropriateequipment1. Saw (sharp) 6. Tape measure2. Bar oil 7. Wedges3. Fuel mix 8. Cant hook4. Saw wrench 9. Ropes5. Throw line 10. Come along
  • 7. 85% of chainsaw accidents caused bycontact with a moving chain,most deaths occur when operators struckby falling tree or limb.
  • 8. Madsens’s Shop and Supply Company: Test Ham
  • 9. ProfessionalsHave safetyequipment1. Head protection 6. Property protection2. Ear protection 7. CELL PHONE3. Eye protection 8. FIRST AID KIT4. Hand Protection 9. BUDDY5. Leg protection
  • 10. BEST starter equipmentThe rightknowledge
  • 11. Step 1 Assess the fellingSiteTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. Hazards 2. Height 3. Lean 4. Lay 5. Escape
  • 12. Step 2 PREpare fellingSiteTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. People 2. property 3. Work area 4. tree
  • 13. Step 3 execute CUTRetreatTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. notch 2. Back cut 3. Retreat
  • 14. Notch Cut 1 hingeBack Cut 3 45° Notch Cut 2 Common Notch
  • 15. 60-70° hingeBack Cut 3 90° 20-30° Open Face Notch
  • 16. 1/3X Diameter 80%X of= 12” hinge length Diameter 15” dia. 1/3 = 5” notch depth 15” dia. 80% 12” Notch 5” Notch 15” diameter 15” diameterTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen Notch Depth
  • 17. Chainsawsafety1. starting 4. Push forces2. Stance 5. Pull forces3. GRIP 6. kickback
  • 18. successfullyFelling atree1. Assess 6. Inspect notch2. prepare 7. Make back cut3. Make top cut 8. Retreat4. Make Botm Cut 9. Yell Timberrrr
  • 19. Timberrrrrrr!!
  • 20. Once the tree is down you need to remove it
  • 21. You could split it
  • 22. Even better…mill it
  • 23. Use the wood in future projects like…
  • 24. Learning a SkillThat CouldKillYou
  • 25. The real Skill that could kill youIs answering these questions 1. What Do I want to do? 2. How do I do it? 3. Why do it? 4. What if I don’t do it? 5. Do I have the willingness to learn how?
  • 26. roofer
  • 27. electrician
  • 28. plumber
  • 29. Carpenter
  • 30. painter
  • 31. Floor refinisher / volunteer
  • 32. CONSERVATIONIST
  • 33. cyclist
  • 34. Hiker
  • 35. Driver
  • 36. RIder
  • 37. flyer
  • 38. World traveler
  • 39. Msafiri (one who goes on safari)
  • 40. triathlete
  • 41. kayaker
  • 42. rafter
  • 43. geocacher
  • 44. commuter(I don’t everyday…but I respect those who do)
  • 45. consumer
  • 46. BallOonist (Not yet…but I will)
  • 47. teacher
  • 48. Learning a SkillThat CouldKill 1. What Do I want to do? 2. How do I do it?You 3. Why do it? 4. What if I don’t do it? 5. Do I have the willingness to learn how?Answer these questions, see what happens!
  • 49. ResourcesSlidex: Chainsaw statistics:http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturaMadsens Shop and Supply company:http://www.madsens1.com/chaps.htmTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsenhttp://www.amazon.com/To-Fell-Tree-Jeff-Jepso