• Course name Pole Saw Operation & Maintenance – SES via K. Liffman
    Duration 3 Days, or 1 Day if participants already hold chainsaw competencies. This course can be conducted at Timber Training Creswick or regional locations with suitable material.
    This course is suitable for general forest and emergency services personnel such as CFA and SES trimming/pruning trees and branches.   It is designed to increase skills in operating pole saws safely and efficiently in a variety of common work situations.  5-6 participants per instructor. Class based with practical tree trimming exercises. This course does not cover tree falling, and is not suitable for pole saw use in a factory environment. The emphasis of this course can be varied to cover work situations such as roadside trimming and tree pruning Job Outcomes: On successful completion of this course learners may be able to find employment as a pole saw operator.
  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.  On successful completion learners will be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment.
  • Content 1. Introduction 2. Pole saw components 3. Saw maintenance 4. Chain, sprocket & bar 5. Operator safety and responsibilities 6. Aids and Equipment 7. Starting procedures 8. Work site preparation 9. Pole saw cuts and sequences 10. Work techniques 11. Selecting appropriate harnesses 12. Care, transport and storage
  • Enrolment in FPI30111 Certificate III in Forest Growing & Management
  • FWPCOT3238B Operate a Pole Saw (40 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • Cost: $495.00   ($12.37/sch including materials) 2016 VTG Subsidised: - The student fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees. Note that accessing subsidies for this course may affect your future entitlements. Indicative Tuition Fee $120.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee              $20.00 Total Cost                 $140.00                      ($495.00 if ineligible for subsidy)