Cut Materials With A Hand-Held Chainsaw

FWPCOT2259 - Cut Materials With A Hand-Held Chainsaw

FWPCOT2259 – Cut Materials With A Hand-Held Chainsaw

Whether working as an individual alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other team members, a hazard analysis may be required under a safety case by organisation procedures or simply as being good practice. This might be done as an independent activity in order to identify hazards and the appropriate hazard controls, or it might be done as part of a broader process, such as identifying and applying for the permits required for a job.

Course Overview

This course applies to individuals who are involved in a variety of work settings, including sawmills, forest product manufacturing facilities, timber yards, horticultural environments, construction, polymer processing and other manufacturing settings. It will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cut timber and polymer materials with a hand-held chainsaw.

Furthermore, it includes preparing for work, cutting materials, maximising volume and quality of recovery material, and performing routine operator maintenance.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 by Remote Training Service Pty Ltd

The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • FWPCOT2259 – Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • The physical capacity to cut materials using a hand-held chainsaw whilst wearing the appropriate PPE
  • Basic skills to interpret workplace documentation, use technical and workplace-specific vocabulary to accurately and legibly complete workplace records and forms, select and use appropriate spoken communication strategies with work colleagues and other personnel on-site when felling trees, and interpret hand signals with other operators to ensure safe tree felling and to complete routine calculations and report on size, length and diameter of felled trees
Refresher min. durationN/A
Blended min. durationN/A
Face-to-face min. duration240 minutes
Online with face-to-face min. durationN/A
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance Tasks:

  • Cut twenty (20) individual pieces of material with a hand-held chainsaw
  • Complete routine chainsaw maintenance
  • Complete relevant workplace records and forms

Theory Assessment:

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions.

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