30. November 2019 - 8:00
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Operate and Maintain Chainsaws | Master safe use, cutting technique and routine checks/maintenance. | Trained Up | Saturday, 30. November 2019

Please note: Course Fee Applies.  Chainsaws are one of the most useful as well as dangerous tools a worker can use. This course is designed to educate personnel who use a chainsaw about safety, maintenance, use and handling. Participants will gain an understanding in what contributes to accidents and how to avoid them, hands-on and practical work planning strategies, understanding compression and tension and cross cutting fallen timber.
Developing skills that reduce variables and mitigate risks associated with chainsaws and cutting techniques is the general theme of this course.
The unit of competency (AHCARB205A) is part of the Arboriculture training package and can contribute to future qualifications.
This course also covers selecting, using, maintaining and store suitable personal protective equipment; carrying out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw; applying appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods to meet and exceed low risk work procedures; assessing and minimising environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintaining records of chainsaw training and conducting effective risk assessments on the worksite.
To pass the course and to receive a certificate of competency, you must be deemed competent in theory and practical elements. We have a duty of care to our students — if a student is unable to use a chainsaw properly and cannot understand the theory material, then we must fail them. If you fail the course, then there will be no certificate issued and you will need to return on another day and speak with one of our trainers about further instruction and assessment.
Course RequirementsTrained Up provides PPE, Chainsaws and associated equipment. All candidates are required to wear steel toe cap boots to the training days
Method of TrainingPractical, demonstrations, instructions and theory at our Artarmon training centre. Day 2 takes place at out Lane Cove training yard.
Method of AssessmentTheory and practical assessment
Refresher/UpdateRecommended every 12-18 months