Chainsaw - Fall trees manually (intermediate)

Course details

Name:Chainsaw - Fall trees manually (intermediate)

This one day course develops the skills required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw in a non-production environment. It covers the felling procedures for falling single leader sound trees of less than 40m in height and between 50cm and 80cm in diameter; controlling fall direction with the use of wedges and/or control with hinge wood; selecting, using and maintaining tools and equipment; operating and maintaining a chainsaw.

Participants must show proof of competency in FWPCOT2236  Fall trees manually (basic), or equivalent by providing a certified copy of their previous training transcript completed in the last 3 years.

Cost:2 days $900 per person depending on location. 1 day $660 depending on location. GST free
Course aim:To develop skills to fall larger trees safely and effectively following WHS and environmental guidelines and requirements.
Learning outcomes:

A variety of felling techniques for this larger free size will be taught together with environmental and WHS procedures, practices and precautions.

Participants will learn how to:

  • prepare for felling
  • visually assess site conditions and surroundings
  • assess tree and plan felling
  • apply tree-felling techniques
Length:2 days. This course may be completed in one day through presentation of approved current qualification or third party report.
Course program/structure:

Revise WHS, operational and maintenance requirements for general chainsaw use

  • Revise theory of basic tree felling
  • Demonstrate basic tree felling technique
  • Discuss WHS and environmental requirements for larger tree falling
  • Identify operational hazards and control measures for larger trees
  • Identify tree falling direction and site preparation
  • Plan and effect cutting and fall larger tree
  • Fall a range of trees to a site plan
Resources and method of delivery:

This course is delivered using trees that are between 50 and 80 cm in diameter with a maximum height of not more than 40 metres. Forest works Tree Fellers manual. Chainsaws and PPE gear provided.

Outdoor instruction in a forest environment.

Accreditation:This course is mapped to the national unit of competency FWPFGM3212 - Fall trees manually (intermediate).


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Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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