Chainsaw & Pole Saw Operations

COURSE OVERVIEW
This course covers the required skills and knowledge to operate and maintain chainsaws and pole saws. It includes the maintenance and servicing requirements of chainsaw powerheads and attachments, chain sharpening, trimming and cutting felled trees. It includes the following units:

• FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws
• FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees
• FWPCOT3301 Trim trees using a pole saw

TOPICS COVERED
• Work Health & Safety
• Environmental care
• Chainsaw maintenance including disassembly & reassembly of serviceable components
• Operating a chainsaw
• Cutting patterns
• Operating a polesaw Environmental care
• Chainsaw maintenance including disassembly & reassembly of serviceable components
• Operating a chainsaw
• Cutting patterns
• Operating a polesaw

PRE-REQUISITES
There are no pre-requisites or special requirements

DURATION
2 DAY(s) Dependent on the number of participants and student aptitude.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
• You must have basic communication, literacy, numeracy skills and understand and speak the English language that enables the safe performance of operating and maintaining chainsaws and pole saws.
• On the 1st day of training, you must provide two (2) forms of identification, one (1) must include a photo, one (1) must include current address.
• Wear comfortable and practical clothing and workbooks. (safety boots preferred)
• Tea & Coffee is provided.
• Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the commencement of training.
• All course participants have access to a student information book detailing their rights and responsibilities.

CERTIFICATION
This course is a Nationally Recognised Accredited Course and applicants deemed competent at the
successful conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for the three
units, as well as a wallet sized card.

ASSESSMENT
An assessment will be conducted at the conclusion of training in both practical and theory components. Competency based assessment practical component requires the participant to successfully complete a series of requested tasks under observation of the assessor, the assessor will then determine a judgement of competency. The knowledge component consists of a written assessment. During the assessment, if the assessor believes your response requires further information or is incorrect, you will be asked further questions to determine the level of your understanding.

Should the participant be deemed not competent, the student has a right to appeal the assessment decision and will be provided with the opportunity to either challenge the assessment or apply for re-assessment within a reasonable time frame. Students have the right to appeal if they are not satisfied with the outcome, according to your rights and responsibilities detailed in the student handbook. Further fees may be applicable for participants that require reassessment.

PAYMENT & TRADING TERMS
All courses require a position holding deposit of 50%. Applicants will be advised of the amount at the time of the booking. Payment for the balance is required prior to training being conducted. Corporate clients will be forwarded an authority to invoice on the term of a 14-day account, unless prior arrangements have been made. Facilities include Credit Card, EFTPOS, Cheque or Cash.

All students will be provided with a student information book detailing their rights and responsibilities.

CANCELLATION & WITHDRAWALS
In the event of cancellation or withdrawal from this course, a minimum of 72 hours’ notice is mandatory. 10% of the deposit will be retained by 1 Stop Driving School for administration fees, the remainder of the deposit will be returned to the original payer. Dependent upon circumstances students may be offered an alternative date for training. There is no charge for a student to transfer to an alternative date, provided 72 hours’ notice has been provided.

In the event 1 Stop Driving School is not notified of the cancellation and the student does not attend training, the full course fee may be applicable, the student agreement form specifies that the student/client is liable for full course fees upon non-attendance.

In the event 1 Stop Driving School cancel the training course, and is not rescheduling, a full refund will be returned to the original payer.

JOB PATHWAYS
The three units are from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 6.0. These units of competency can provide Job Pathways in the fields of Forest Industry, Agriculture, Local Council and Emergency Services.