Chainsaw - Trim and Cut felled trees

National Unit Codes FWPCOR2205, FWPCOT2237 & FWPCOT2239

Overview

Level 1 of this program is an introductory or base level program that covers equipment maintenance, cutting felled trees in work settings and emergency, risk and hazard response procedures.

Duration:

  • 2 days

FWPCOR2205 FOLLOW WHS POLICIES & PROCEDURES

The unit of competency describes the outcomes required to follow WHS policies and procedures: it covers risk identification and emergency procedures that could reasonably be expected to occur in a forestry or wood products environment.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1. Follow safe work practices
2. Identify risks
3. Follow emergency procedures

The unit applies to those working in a broad range of job roles across different work settings, including a forest environment, saw mill, wood chip mill, veneer mill, board/plywood mill, timber treatment plant, forest products factory, and forest products sales and service, horticultural, domestic, local council and emergency services.

FWPCOT2237 MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to maintain engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws. It includes sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing. Work is completed in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, agricultural, workshop, arboretum and horticultural settings.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1. Prepare for chainsaw maintenance
2. Complete chainsaw maintenance
3. Complete maintenance records and clean up

The unit applies to chainsaw operators.

FWPCOT2239 TRIM AND CUT FELLED TREES

This unit describes the outcomes required to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and to complete operator maintenance. It applies to situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:

1. Prepare for trimming and cutting
2. Visually assess felled trees
3. Plan cutting
4. Use chainsaw to trim and cut trees
5. Complete equipment maintenance

The unit applies to a forestry worker, chainsaw operator, forest harvester, harvesting technician and arboriculture worker.