Operate and maintain chainsaws training is scheduled upon request only
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework for the following unit(s) of competency:
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.
Training in AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using safe cutting techniques.
The unit applies to individuals who apply low risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand-held chainsaws to carry out routine work.
The following subjects will be covered as part of the training:
Assist in preparation of work-site
- Identify location of worksite and fallen timber & site hazards
- Confirm first aid personnel, equipment and procedures
- Document and implement site health and safety in the workplace, environmental and traffic control measures
Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures
- Identify hazards and risks relevant to the maintenance and operation of chainsaws and implement safe working practices to manage risks
- Select, fit and use personal protective equipment according to workplace safety procedures
- Confirm with supervisor relevant licensing and legislative requirements with regard to the operation of chainsaws
- Transport chainsaw safely according to operation and maintenance manual
Check and prepare chainsaw for use
- Conduct routine checks and maintenance prior to operation
- Calculate required fuel oil ratios & mix fuel
- Identify, tag, record and report chainsaw faults or malfunctions to supervisor
- Communicate with work team
- Place supports to ensure a stable base for cutting
- Identify materials to be cut, visually assess for defects and position them for operation
- Determine cutting methods appropriate to material type and implement risk controls
- Operate chainsaw to cross-cut timber
- Report communication issues & environmental impacts to supervisor
Complete and check chainsaw operation
- Record and report chainsaw damage, malfunction and irregular performance
- Clean and store chainsaw
- Dispose of debris from operation
- Maintain workplace documentation
1 half-day course (approximately 5-6 hours)
Face to face
There are no pre-reading requirements. All content is covered in class as part of the training.
Students will be required to complete a written theory assessment as well as a practical demonstration assessment.
Mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. Student will be required to write down their own answers.
For students with learning disabilities or lack of English proficiency, reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. Please give us a call on 1300 001 201 to discuss your specific learning needs.
Each student will be required to participate in at least one practical scenario and to have demonstrated the following:
- determined site location for work and work details and clarified with supervisor
- identified site hazards, assessed risks and reported to supervisor
- confirmed work zone with work crew and monitored site
- confirmed first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures
- applied hazard and risk assessment and implemented controls for chainsaw use
- performed routine checks and maintenance for chainsaw usage according to operation and maintenance manual
- identified, tagged and reported chainsaw faults and malfunctions
- used PPE
- safely cross-cut fallen timber using compression and tension cuts with a hand held chainsaw
- used appropriate tools and materials to maintain chainsaw
- applied low risk work practices including stopping, disengaging quickly and dealing with foreign matter
- cleaned and stored chainsaw
No formal pre-requisite requirements apply.
Students must be 16 years of age or older. Participants under 18 years of age will be required to provide parental consent to attend training.
- Students must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Students must not be taking any medication (prescribed or otherwise) that may impair judgement.
- Students must be relatively fit and able to perform the activities outlined in the Assessment Requirements in order to be accurately assessed and deemed competent.
Reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about the practical assessment or the fitness requirements, please give us a call 1300 001 201.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Sound reading and writing skills required to undertake the written assessment. Reasonable adjustment may be applicable on a case-by-case basis. Please get in contact with us if you have any questions regarding the minimum LLN requirements.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Students attending this course require a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, you will need to get one from the USI Website: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-usi
If you think you may already have a USI you can check here: https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi
Suitable Clothing & PPE
Students must wear safety boots, long pants, long sleeved shirts. Students must also provide their own PPE E.g. face shield, helmet, hearing protection and chaps.
FAQ & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
How often should I complete chainsaw training?
Operate and maintain chainsaws competency does not formally have an expiry date.
Check with your employer and your site policies what your required re-training timeframe is.
How often do you deliver chainsaw courses?
Chainsaw courses are scheduled upon request only.
Please contact our office at 1300 001 201 or email us at email@example.com to discuss your training needs and inquire about next available date options.
Where are your training centres?
Our Bendigo Training Facility is located at 10 Trantara Court, East Bendigo, VIC 3550
Our Perth Training Facility is located at 21 Joel Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
How do I book in for a chainsaw course?
To book and enrol into a chainsaw course, please call our office at 1300 001 201 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you provide chainsaw training within our workplace?
Yes! We can definitely deliver workplace training. Please give us a call at 1300 001 201 to discuss your training needs further and receive a quote for on-site training.
Do you take large group bookings for chainsaw training?
Due to the high risk nature of this course, we recommend class sizes to be no more than 8 students.
For group bookings, either at our training centres or at your site, please give us a call at 1300 001 201.
Please review the Learner Handbook as it provides important information in relation to your rights and responsibilities as a learner with ISH24
Influenza and COVID-19 Management
The health and wellbeing of our personnel and fellow students at ISH24 is our number one priority.
ISH24 will continue to deliver training in a face-to-face environment with the following measures in place:
- Face masks are available to all students upon request
- Hand sanitisation products are available to all visitors
- Thorough cleaning procedures are implemented at all training facilities
- Ad hoc safety measures might be implemented in response to rise in infections or based on recommendations from regulatory and governing bodies
We ask that students also follow basic hygiene and safety precautions while completing training with ISH24.
We continue to closely monitor the constantly evolving situation surrounding coronavirus and will amend our service delivery procedures to stay in line with the advice of the Australian Government.
If you feel unwell the evening before the course, or on the morning of the course, please do not attend.
Please notify us that you will be unable to attend, by emailing us at email@example.com or leave a message if you are calling outside of business hours on 1300 001 201
We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation
Any questions, please give us a call at 1300 001 201
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Head Office – Bendigo:
10 Trantara Court, East Bendigo, VIC 3550
East Perth Office:
21 Joel Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
265 Forrest Street, Kalgoorlie, WA, 6430