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Chainsaw – Trim And Cut Felled Trees (Level 1 Chainsaw Operation) – Grafton

April 6, 2020 - April 7, 2020


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Your chainsaw used to go through wood like it was butter. But it’s getting harder to cut through branches. Could be you’re getting old, but more likely it’s just that your chainsaw needs some tender loving care. Two days at Tocal, and the wood will feel like butter. Again.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • identifying and following WHS requirements for chainsaw operations
  • maintaining and operating a chainsaw safely and efficiently in a range of situations
  • cross-cutting felled trees to industry standards.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify cross cutting requirements
  • Prepare and maintain equipment
  • Assess tree and plan cutting
  • Trim and cross-cut tree safely and efficiently

Course Structure:

  • WHS requirements identify operational hazards and control measures
  • Chainsaw design, components, servicing and chain sharpening
  • Start up and shut down procedures
  • Basic cross cutting techniques
  • Basic cross cutting techniques continued
  • Controlling kickback
  • Servicing and sharpening as required
  • Advanced cross cutting techniques
  • Field exercises eg. cutting timber in binds, oversize logs, boring, ripping, limbing and trimming
  • Trim and cross-cut felled trees to site plan requirements


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Tocal College
02 4939 8888


Grafton, Nsw
Grafton, Nsw 2460 Australia + Google Map