This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw.
This unit covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills.
Persons competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees except very large trees, and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity. It applies to trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.
Prerequisites – There are no prerequisites for this program.
On successful completion of this program, Participants will have gained the following skills and knowledge:
- Plan for felling, trimming and cutting
- Select appropriate PPE and other equipment
- Visually assess site conditions and surroundings and plan felling and trimming
- Apply tree trimming and felling techniques safely and correctly
- Complete equipment maintenance
Note: Participants are required to bring their own chainsaw, petrol, PPE including chaps, safety helmet and safety glasses.
Upon successful completion of the Training Program, Participants will receive the nationally recognised Statement of Attainment FWPFGM3212.
HPOTS Training Campus, Cessnock.
Fees and Charges
The program fee is $700 per person. This fee includes Training and Assessment and Program material costs.
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|Select a Date||17.12.2019, 17.02.2020, 16.03.2020, 14.04.2020, 18.05.2020, 15.06.2020|
2 Day Program. 7.30am – 3.30pm daily
Day 1 – Presentation, basic chainsaw activities
Day 2 – Fell trees manually and Unit of Competency Summative Assessment.