Course Name:Fell trees manually (basic)
Description:This course provides participants with relevant and accredited training; to equip those participating with the skills and knowledge to safely carry out basic manual tree falling operations and in accordance with Workplace Health and Safety legislative requirements and standards.

Training includes compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures relating to basic manual tree felling operations.

Directional tree felling techniques are applied, relevant authority to fall, environmental considerations, the principal order of cuts involved for felling a tree which may include multiple back cuts, assessment of site and trees to be felled, developing a felling plan, preparation of area for tree felling AND fall a trees under supervision. May also include demonstration of some intermediate level felling techniques.

Basic trees typical to the scope of this unit may include the following characteristics:

  • Lean and distribution of the crown weight does not create a complex situation to assess or fell

  • Small dimensions relative to local forest size distribution

  • No excessive lean

  • No visible damage or defects

  • Species that are not prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling

  • A crown free of hazards, entanglement or malformation, that is fully visible for assessment and monitoring

  • Single stem or non-complex multi-stems

  • Diameter of tree is less than chainsaw bar length

  • Grown on terrain and slope that does not add significant complexity to the operation

  • Teaching strategy: Lectures, demonstrations, student workbooks, various handouts, practical training.

    Method of assessment: Oral / written tests, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, verbal questions, practical exercises. Participants need to fall 4 to 5 trees, safely and to the standard in order to demonstrate competence.

    Entry requirements: Participants will need to meet the age requirements as stated in relevant Government regulations or industrial awards, and will need to demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity to manipulate a chainsaw safely and accurately.

    Student numbers: 4 to 5 per class (nominal).

    Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions to achieve competence.

    Trainer/s: Our instructors are appropriately qualified and have recognised teaching qualifications including Workplace Assessor.
    Units:FWPCOT2253 – Fell trees manually (basic)
    Cost:Contact Us
    Duration:2 Days - course duration may depend on course numbers, experience and performance of participants.
    Prerequisites:Students must already hold Level 1 (crosscutting) chainsaw certification have some experience and/or are reasonably proficient using a chainsaw.
    Qualification:Statement of Attainment
    Outcomes:On completion of this course, participants will be able to assess, plan and safely carry out basic manual tree felling operations using a chainsaw.
    Notes:All training aids including chainsaws and safety equipment will be provided for use as required. Student Notes, good for future reference are supplied to each student and may be retained.

    A sufficient number of suitable, live standing trees will be required for the practical component of the course. Participants are required to wear/bring their own steel capped boots, and also their own food and water.

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