Chainsaw - Pole saw operation

Name

Pole saw operation

Description

How to safely operate and maintain a mechanical pole saw for trimming high branches in a range of situations.

Cost

From $360 GST free, depending on location.

Course aims

  • identify and follow WHS requirements for pole saw operations
  • assess trees for trimming
  • prepare pole saw for trimming
  • trim trees to industry standard using low risk techniques

Learning outcomes

  • prepare for trimming
  • assess trees
  • trim trees
  • conduct operator maintenance

Length

One day

Course program / structure

  • WHS requirements
  • identify operational hazards and control measures
  • pole saw design, components, servicing and chain sharpening
  • start up and shut down procedures
  • assessing trees for trimming requirements
  • trimming requirements

Resources and method of delivery

Participants are required to bring the operating manual for their pole saw. This practical course is delivered in the field and workshop.

Accreditation

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency FWPCOT3238 - Operate a pole saw.

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 Workforce Skills course coordinator before enrolment. Students must not be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or illicit substances.

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Contact us to register your interest in this course.

Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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