MTB Trail Building: How to Work Around Chainsaws and Power Tools Safely

If you show up for a trail build day, chances are you won’t be using power tools, but you may be asked to help someone who IS certified to use them. Mike and Leigh take us through all the necessary safety tips for working around chainsaws and trimmers, and explain what it means to swamp for a saw operator.

This video is not meant as a substitute for in-person safety training, and it’s definitely not designed to teach chainsaw or power tool operation. Check with your land manager or owner to find out what safety requirements are in place, and be sure to follow them to the letter.