Anyone involved in trimming and cutting felled trees with a chainsaw in a variety of work settings including a forest, agriculture, domestic, local council and emergency services environment. The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.
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.
The operators should have a minimum level of competency to minimise the risk of injury to themselves and others. It is strongly recommended that workers be provided with chainsaw training by their organisation if they are expected to use chainsaws to perform their tasks.
The following topics are covered in this training:
- Prepare for trimming and cutting.
- WHS, environmental, and legislative requirements are identified.
- Organisation and job requirements are understood and followed.
- Tools and equipment are selected and checked.
- Felled trees visually assessed (tree location and stability).
- Defects and stresses are identified.
- Plan cutting (cutting pattern and sequence of cuts).
- Product utilisation is considered.
- Debris is cleared and pre start-up checks are performed.
- Stabilisation is performed and tree sections secured.
- Conduct trimming and cutting using cutting techniques.
- Inspection of equipment and reporting.
- Conduct equipment adjustment, cleaning and replacement.
- Conduct equipment maintenance.
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 FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees.
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.
This course may be conducted in our training room 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. The venue shall have sufficient tables and chairs for participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training.
This course teaches participants to trim and cross cut trees which have fallen to the ground; therefore we need access to suitable trees to complete both trimming and cross cutting. We must approve the trees to be used before we can conduct the course. If required, our trainer can fell the suitable timber once onsite.
Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company if we are training onsite. 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, work gloves, long sleeved shirt and long sleeved pants when undertaking practical training and assessment. It is recommended participants also wear a hat and suitable garments which provide sun protection.
Other personal protective equipment such as visors, ear muffs, chaps, etc. will be provided as part of the course.
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 cut and sharpen with your own saw which aids you after the course.
Public courses scheduled on demand if minimum numbers can be met. Please contact us if you have 3 or more attendees.
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.