Chainsaw - Fall trees manually (basic) - PROfarm course

Course details

Name:Chainsaw - Fall trees manually (basic)
Description:How to safely and efficiently fall trees taking into account environmental requirements. (Competence in Trim and cross-cut felled trees is a prerequisite to attending this course)
Cost:From $775 depending on location. GST free
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
Length:2 days
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
Resources and method of delivery:

Participants receive a State Forests Chainsaw Operators Manual.

This practical course is delivered mainly outdoors.

Accreditation:This course is mapped to the national unit of competency FWPCOT2236 - Fall trees manually - (basic).

*NOTE: This course requires a high level of physical fitness and manual dexterity. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, please talk to our short course coordinator before enrolment.


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Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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Camden/Menangle 19th Oct 2017



19th Oct 2017 - 20th Oct 2017

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Grafton 25th Oct 2017



25th Oct 2017 - 26th Oct 2017

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Yanco 9th Nov 2017

Yanco Agricultural Institute

9th Nov 2017 8:30am - 10th Nov 2017 4:30pm

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Onsite accommodation available, contact Charmaine Lee on 6951 2696

or call Annette Conroy on 1800 628 422 or 02 6951 2775