• Course name Chainsaw Operation & Maintenance – SES via K. Liffman
    Duration 3 Days, (with provision of a fourth day if required)
    This course is derived from National Industry Competency Standards for the Forestry Sector of the Forest Industries Training Package. Suitable for general forest and emergency services personnel such as CFA and SES clearing fallen trees and branches. It is designed to increase skills in operating chainsaws safely and efficiently in a variety of common work situations. This course does not cover tree falling. 5 - 6 participants per instructor. Note: The emphasis of this course can be varied to cover a wide variety of work situations e.g. wind blown trees, log yard operations, firewood cutting, etc.
  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.
  • Course Content: 1. Introduction 2. Chainsaw components 3. Chainsaw maintenance 4. Chain, sprocket & bar 5. Operator safety and responsibilities 6. Aids and Equipment 7. Chainsaw starting procedures 8. Work site preparation 9. Basic chainsaw cuts 10. Work techniques 11. State legislation
  • Enrolment in FWP20111 Certificate II in Forest Growing & Management
  • FWPCOT2237A Maintain Chainsaws (20 hrs) FWPCOT2239A Trim & Cut Felled Trees (40 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • This course is the required competency to achieve accreditation as a chainsaw operator under the Timber Harvesting Operator’s Licence (THOL).
  • SES Fees Statement: Tuition and Materials $480.00/ per person/day