FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

Who Should Enrol?

Anyone who needs to maintain a chainsaw at some point in time. The course is designed to suit anyone from full time chainsaw operators to the person operating a chainsaw on the weekend at home.

The course allows you to maintain and sharpen your own chainsaw which can save you significant dollars in not having to outsource this task.

Why Should They Enrol?

There are no current mandatory training requirements for the operation of chainsaws. However, chainsaws are one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment used in the workplace. This training provides the participant with the knowledge and skills to carry out maintenance of hand-held chainsaws. It relates to the maintenance and servicing requirements of chainsaw powerheads and cutting attachments; chain sharpening, clean-up, storage procedures and recording requirements.


What Will They Learn?

The following topics are covered in this training:

  • Plan and prepare for maintenance
  • WHS, environmental, and legislative requirements are identified
  • Organisation and job requirements are understood and followed
  • Tools and equipment are selected and checked
  • Risks and hazards are identified and controlled
  • Chainsaw maintenance and service frequency is identified
  • Chain and other components are removed, sharpened, maintained, adjusted or replaced
  • Components are reassembled and checked for operational effectiveness
  • Chainsaw is tagged and stored
  • Records and reports are accurately completed
  • Faults, malfunctions or irregular operation is identified
  • Work area is cleared and cleaned in accordance with organisational environmental policies and procedures

How Will They Be Assessed?

Participant’s competencies will be assessed through completion of theory and practical activities.  Upon successful completion of the study participants will be issued with a statement of attainment for the unit of competency FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws.

What if help is required with reading, writing and maths?

We can provide support in some areas. Where we cannot we will provide direction to other agencies who may be able to assist.


Course Venue and Equipment

This course may be conducted in our training rooms in Atherton, or on-site at client premises. Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue and white board are to be provided by the client company.

A clear area needs to be available for the conduct of chainsaw maintenance. We require access to water and enough clear space to erect the chainsaw workbenches.

The venue shall have sufficient tables and chairs for participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

Travelling Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Atherton area then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Atherton.

What to Bring to Training

Participants will be required to wear safety boots and bring work gloves when undertaking practical training and assessment. It is recommended participants also wear a long sleeved shirt, long  pants, hat and suitable garments which provide them with sun protection.

To get the most out of this course it is highly recommended that you bring along your own chainsaw, associated equipment and manufacturer’s manual. This allows you to ensure your chainsaw is ready to go at the end of the course whilst learning how to keep it that way.


How to Book a Dedicated Course

On-site or dedicated courses may be customised to the hazards of specific industries to allow targeted training of managers and employees. Contact our office to book an on-site or dedicated course for your organisation. Dates will be scheduled at the time of booking.



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