If you work within the forest, agricultural, local council, emergencies services and other government agency environment, this course is for you. (With the exception of minor forest produce, it is not relevant to commercial harvesting operations).
This training will cover the skills and knowledge required by chainsaw operators to prepare for, assess and manually fall the class of basic trees or small trees with a low level of complexity and to complete operator maintenance. Tree felling techniques will include scarf cutting, back cutting to provide hinge-wood and the use of wedges to assist in controlling falling direction.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit in some states & territories at the time of publication and may differ according to jurisdiction.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have:
- The physical capacity to use a chainsaw whilst wearing the appropriate PPE to fell basic trees.
- The skills to complete accurate basic records for tree felling process, equipment faults and maintenance requirements, estimate tree dimensions, including height, length, diameter and volume, complete routine calculations and report on size, length, diameter of felled trees etc.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
- Emergency and safety equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Tools and equipment
- Chainsaw and components
- Communication techniques
- Preparation for tree felling scenario
- Assess, plan and carry out tree-felling operations appropriate to conditions for 3 different trees
Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.