The Fall Trees Manually short course is a unit of competency that describes the outcomes required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw. It covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills.
Persons competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees except very large trees, and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity. It applies to trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.
Applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices relevant to the full range of processes for trimming and cutting felled trees
Industry, organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for trimming and cutting felled trees
Environmental protection requirements, including the safe disposal of waste material
Characteristics of trees and types of timber defects that may affect cutting
Cutting patterns, sequences and techniques
Chainsaw operation, safety and maintenance procedures
Risk assessment processes
Problem identification and resolution strategies and common fault finding techniques
Types of tools and equipment and procedures for their use, operation and maintenance for trimming and cutting felled trees
Procedures for reporting workplace records & information
Pre-requisites: Whilst there are no pre-requisite units prescribed for this unit of competency, we strongly recommend students have successfully completed FWPCOT2256 Trim and Cut Felled Trees (or similar).
Long pants/chainsaw chaps
Long sleeve shirt
Long Pants / Chainsaw Chaps
Long Sleeve Shirt
Hard-hat, Visor / Safety Glasses
Chainsaw (Fuel, Bar Oil, Chain)
All equipment available upon request/booking
Assessment Materials (theory & practical)
Coffee, tea & water
Hi-Vis Vest (if required)
Course Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for FWPFGM3212 Fall Trees Manually (Intermediate).