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Chainsaw - Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1 chainsaw operation)

Course details

Name:Chainsaw - Trim and cut felled trees (Level I chainsaw operation)
Description:How to safely operate and maintain a chainsaw for removing a fallen tree using a range of cutting techniques.
Cost:From $650 depending on location. GST free
Course aims:
  • identify and follow WHS requirements for chainsaw operations
  • maintain a chainsaw
  • operate a chainsaw safely and efficiently in a range of situations
  • felled trees are cross-cut 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
Length:Two days
Course program/structure:Day 1
  • 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

Day 2

  • 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
Resources and method of delivery:Participants receive a State Forests Chainsaw Operators manual.

This practical course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction.


This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:

  • FWPCOT2239 - Trim and cut felled trees
  • FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsaws.

*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.

Instructor and trainee trimming felled trees


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