Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

Chainsaw Operation and Safety

Short Course

Overview

Emphasis is placed on the individual’s responsibility to ensure safe working practice is maintained while operating a chainsaw. While this course is appropriate for professionals and occasional user alike, it also benefits anyone who may use a chainsaw around the home or farm.


Suitable For:

  • Council operators
  • Participants wanting to gain knowledge and skills to operate a chainsaw safely.
  • Farm or home owners
  • Handy person
  • People from the Horticulture and Aboriculture industries needing to upgrade their skills


Topics Covered

  • Describe how a chainsaw can be operated safely
  • Dismantle, clean and reassemble
  • Select correct chain bar and chain
  • Correctly adjust and sharpen a chain
  • Start, stop and apply emergency chain brake
  • Determine a safe working zone
  • Cut the logs and limbs in an appropriate and correct manner


Course Outcomes:

Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to be able to operate and maintain a chainsaw safely

Assessment:Practical and written assessment is to be completed in order to obtain a Statement of Attainment

This course consists of the following units of competency:

  • AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

A Statement of Attainment will be issued at the conclusion of the course.

Completion of this Unit of Competency, will earn you credits towards some Nationally Recognised qualification courses.

Requirements

No prior knowledge or experience required.

Materials

NOTE:

All participants are to wear:

    Long sleeve top
    Long pants
    Steel capped boots
    Protective glasses (wrap around the eyes)
    NO shorts