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 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. 1. Learning a SkillThat CouldKillYou * Created and presented by Peter Muir pmuir@bizucate.com
    2. 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. 3. Living on a heavily wooded lot…
    4. 4. Need to make room to build a house…
    5. 5. QuestionShould I hireProfessional?
    6. 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. 7. 85% of chainsaw accidents caused bycontact with a moving chain,most deaths occur when operators struckby falling tree or limb.
    8. 8. Madsens’s Shop and Supply Company: Test Ham
    9. 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. 10. BEST starter equipmentThe rightknowledge
    11. 11. Step 1 Assess the fellingSiteTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. Hazards 2. Height 3. Lean 4. Lay 5. Escape
    12. 12. Step 2 PREpare fellingSiteTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. People 2. property 3. Work area 4. tree
    13. 13. Step 3 execute CUTRetreatTo Fell a Tree: Jeff Jepsen 1. notch 2. Back cut 3. Retreat
    14. 14. Notch Cut 1 hingeBack Cut 3 45° Notch Cut 2 Common Notch
    15. 15. 60-70° hingeBack Cut 3 90° 20-30° Open Face Notch
    16. 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. 17. Chainsawsafety1. starting 4. Push forces2. Stance 5. Pull forces3. GRIP 6. kickback
    18. 18. successfullyFelling atree1. Assess 6. Inspect notch2. prepare 7. Make back cut3. Make top cut 8. Retreat4. Make Botm Cut 9. Yell Timberrrr
    19. 19. Timberrrrrrr!!
    20. 20. Once the tree is down you need to remove it
    21. 21. You could split it
    22. 22. Even better…mill it
    23. 23. Use the wood in future projects like…
    24. 24. Learning a SkillThat CouldKillYou
    25. 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. 26. roofer
    27. 27. electrician
    28. 28. plumber
    29. 29. Carpenter
    30. 30. painter
    31. 31. Floor refinisher / volunteer
    32. 32. CONSERVATIONIST
    33. 33. cyclist
    34. 34. Hiker
    35. 35. Driver
    36. 36. RIder
    37. 37. flyer
    38. 38. World traveler
    39. 39. Msafiri (one who goes on safari)
    40. 40. triathlete
    41. 41. kayaker
    42. 42. rafter
    43. 43. geocacher
    44. 44. commuter(I don’t everyday…but I respect those who do)
    45. 45. consumer
    46. 46. BallOonist (Not yet…but I will)
    47. 47. teacher
    48. 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. 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

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