About this course

A two day course on operating a chainsaw when removing fallen trees using a range of cutting techniques.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • identifying and following WHS requirements for chainsaw operations
  • maintaining and operating a chainsaw safely and efficiently in a range of situations
  • cross-cutting felled trees to industry standards.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $655 GST-free

Details

  • Identify cross cutting requirements
  • Prepare and maintain equipment
  • Assess tree and plan cutting
  • Trim and cross-cut tree safely and efficiently

$655 GST-free

  • WHS requirements identify operational hazards and control measures
  • Chainsaw design, components, servicing and chain sharpening
  • Start up and shut down procedures
  • Basic cross cutting techniques
  • Basic cross cutting techniques continued
  • Controlling kickback
  • Servicing and sharpening as required
  • Advanced cross cutting techniques
  • Field exercises eg. cutting timber in binds, oversize logs, boring, ripping, limbing and trimming
  • Trim and cross-cut felled trees to site plan requirements

  • Participants are provided with a ForestWorks Chainsaw Operators Manual.
  • This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.

This course requires a high level of physical fitness and manual dexterity. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, please talk to our short course coordinator before enrolment.

This course is mapped to the national units of competency:

  • FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees
  • FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws


Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.



Upcoming Scheduled Courses

  • When

    17 Aug 2020 - 18 Aug 2020

  • Location

    Paterson campus

  • Venue

    815 Tocal Road ,PATERSON

  • Contact details

    Contact Name: Sophie Smethurst

    Phone: Call +61249398881

    Email enquiries: sophie.smethurst@dpi.nsw.gov.au

  • Additional information

    Enrol Here! https://online.tocal.nsw.edu.au/Applications/Index.html?crs=PRF1030&crsoff=20-004 Please note that there is only 6 positions available.

  • When

    25 Aug 2020 - 26 Aug 2020

  • Location

    Paterson campus

  • Venue

    815 Tocal Road ,PATERSON

  • Contact details

    Contact Name: Sophie Smethurst

    Phone: Call +61249398881

    Email enquiries: sophie.smethurst@dpi.nsw.gov.au

  • Additional information

    Enrol Here! https://online.tocal.nsw.edu.au/Applications/Index.html?crs=PRF1030&crsoff=20-007 Only 6 positions available.

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