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Chainsaw – Fall Trees Manually (Basic) – Tamworth

March 27 - March 28

How to safely and efficiently fall trees taking into account environmental requirements.

Participants must show proof of competency in FWPCOT2239  Trim and cut, or equivalent by providing a certified copy of their previous training transcript completed in the last three years.

Course aim:

  • Fall trees safely and effectively following WHS and environmental guidelines and requirements.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify and follow OHS requirements for tree falling operations
  • Identify and follow environmental requirements for tree falling operations
  • Maintain and operate chainsaw safely and efficiently
  • Assess trees and surroundings and plan for falling
  • Fall tree

Course program/structure:

  • Day 1:
    • Revise WHS, operational and maintenance requirements for general chainsaw use
    • WHS and environmental requirements for tree falling
    • Identify operational hazards and control measures
    • Identify tree falling direction and site preparation

    Day 2:

    • Plan and effect cutting and fall basic tree
    • Fall a range of trees to a site plan
    • Chainsaw servicing and sharpening as required
    • Tree hang ups and control measures discussed and implemented

Participants receive a State Forests Chainsaw Operators Manual. This practical course is delivered mainly outdoors.

For enquiries please call Jessica Taylor on (02) 67631276.


March 27
March 28
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