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Quick Cut Saw - Safe Operation and Maintenance

Aim of this Course / Target Group

This course provides participants with the required skills and knowledge to enable the use of a quick cut saw 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 recognised unit RIISAM204E 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.


4 Hours

Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance

Course Content

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
  • Maintenance

Assessment Method

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:

  • RIISAM204E 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

Feel free to grab a tea, coffee or a snack before the course starts and during any course break. Lunch is not provided on this course.

Course Fee


CTF Subsidy

$141.00 payable after CTF has been applied. (for eligible companies 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.

Course Summary

Quick Cut Saw - Safe Operation and Maintenance

Duration: 4 Hours
Cost: $265.00
CTF Subsidy: $141.00.

This subsidy is available to eligible companies only.

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