About this course

Your chainsaw used to go through wood like it was butter. But it’s getting harder to cut through branches. Could be you’re getting old, but more likely it’s just that your chainsaw needs some tender loving care. Two days at Tocal, and the wood will feel like butter. Again.

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: $650 GST-free

Details

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

$650 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

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