Chainsaw Training incorporates courses which give participants the necessary skills and knowledge to operate, maintain and safely perform tasks that require the use of chainsaws and mechanical type saws.

A list of the Chainsaw courses that Site Skills Training offers are outlined below.

Chainsaw Fall Trees (Intermediate) Training

This course describes the outcomes required to assess, plan and safely carry out intermediate manual tree falling operations. This course is intended for use in situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity.

  • Regulations and safe work procedures
  • Selecting appropriate tools for the task
  • Environmental protection measures
  • Legislative requirements
  • Assessing trees falling characteristics and planning fall
  • Identification of structural defects in trees
  • Administering a sequence of cuts in accordance with planning
  • Preparing and maintaining falling equipment

Chainsaw Operations Training

FPICOT2237A Maintain chainsaws

This unit describes the outcomes required to carry out maintenance of hand-held chainsaws. It relates to the maintenance and servicing requirements of chainsaw powerheads and cutting attachments; chain sharpening, clean-up, storage procedures and recording requirements. General legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements apply to this unit; however there are no specific licensing or certification requirements at the time of publication.

FPICOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

This unit describes the outcomes required to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw. It is intended for use in situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity. The unit also includes equipment maintenance. General workplace legislative and regulatory requirements apply to this unit; specific licensing or certification requirements may apply in some states and territories.

AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws

This unit covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment and defines the standard required to: select, use, maintain and store suitable personal protective equipment; carry out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw; apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer's specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use.

Chainsaw Trim and Cut Training

This course describes the outcomes required to trim and cross cut felled trees with a chainsaw and covers maintenance of equipment and general workplace legislative and regulatory requirements. Students will learn how to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw in a variety of work settings. The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.

  • Regulations and safe work procedures
  • Environmental protection measures
  • Legislative requirements
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe chainsaw operation and cutting techniques
  • Identifying and assessing defects and stresses within chosen trees
  • Planning and sequencing cuts
  • Routine maintenance of chainsaws
  • Recording and reporting systems

Operate a Pole Saw Training

Operate a Pole Saw describes the outcomes required to trim high branches reachable with a mechanical pole saw and to promote tree growth by trimming excess branches. The unit includes equipment maintenance. General workplace legislative and regulatory requirements apply to this unit; however there are no specific licensing or certification requirements at the time of publication.

Quick Cut Saw Training

This unit covers the cutting of concrete to initiate planned cracks in road pavement operations in the civil construction industry. It includes the conduct of planning and preparing, selecting and operating a concrete saw and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors.