Safe Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance
Aim of this Course / Target Group
This course provides participants with the required skills and knowledge to enable them to use chainsaws in a safe and proficient manner in the workplace. Students will learn how to inspect, adjust, safely operate and carry out basic saw maintenance, including mixing fuels, air filter cleaning, blade tension adjustment and saw sharpening.
The course is aligned to the nationally recognised unit AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws and the requirements of Australian Standard 2727 (1997) which outlines the procedures that should be followed when using a chainsaw.
The expected learning outcomes are that the trainee: -
1. Understands the regulations and safety requirements related to the use of chainsaws.
2. Prepares for use and maintains the chainsaw to prescribed standards.
3. Crosscuts timber to specified standards of accuracy using safe efficient techniques.
Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance
The course will address the following:
- Operator responsibilities
- Inspections before starting
- Safe starting and operating techniques
- Reactive forces and cutting techniques
- Refuelling and lubrication
- Sharpening by hand
- Chain tensioning
- Transporting the chainsaw
Knowledge based questionnaires and practical demonstration
Must have basic English literacy skills
Academic Award & Recognition
Upon successful completion participants will be issued with the following Statement of Attainment which will be recognised nationally:
- AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
What To Wear
All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire. All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire including steel capped boots, safety helmet, hearing protection and safety glasses. Specific chainsaw protective clothing will be available for use during the training.
Morning Tea & Lunch
As this course is not delivered at the Safety Training Centre participants are required to provide their own refreshments.
$206.50 This subsidy is available to eligible participants only.
The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.