Course Title: Operate and maintain chainsaws

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2215 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Operate and maintain chainsaws

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This unit covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment and defines the standard required to: select, use, maintain and store suitable personal protective equipment; carry out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw; apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws


1. Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures

2. Check and maintain chainsaw

3. Operate chainsaw

4. Complete and check chainsaw operation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Observation of  consitent use of chainsaws in the workplace.