Safe Quick Cut Saw Operation and Maintenance
Aim of this Course / Target Group
This course provides participants with the required skills and knowledge to enable them to use quick cut saws in a safe and proficient manner in the workplace. Individuals will learn how to inspect, safely operate and carry out basic saw maintenance, including mixing fuels, air filter cleaning and blade change. The course is aligned to the of Code of Practise for Concrete and Masonry Cutting and Drilling which outlines the procedures that should be followed when using a quick cut saw and addresses the nationally recognized unit RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment. This course is suitable for any individual.
The expected learning outcomes are that the trainee: -
1. Understands the regulations and safety requirements
related to the use of quick cut saws.
2. Prepares for use and maintains the saw to prescribed standards.
3. Use 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
- Starting the saw
- Operating the saw
- Free-hand cutting
- Reactive forces
- Dry and wet cutting
- Cutting slabs
- Cutting curves
- Cart mounted cutters
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:
- RIISAM204D Operate small plant and equipment
What To Wear
All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire including steel capped boots, safety helmet, hearing protection and safety glasses. Specific quick cut saw 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.
$124.00 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.