What is the Chainsaw Operator Intermediate Course?

(Fell, De-Branch, Cross-cut)
US - Fell trees with a chainsaw using the standard technique and felling levers

This course is designed to teach candidates how to fell & process trees using a chainsaw. Candidates learn how to fell, cross cut, remove branches from felled trees, and to take down hung up trees.

DURATION

5 days

CERTIFICATE VALIDITY

2 years

Chainsaw Operator Intermediate at the Emcare Training Academy
Chainsaw Operator Intermediate Course

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COURSE CONTENT

  • External components of a chainsaw and their functions.
  • Component parts of saw chain, chain dimensions, parts of a cutter and chip removal are explained.
  • Design and types of guide bars.
  • The mechanical function, types of chain drive sprockets and sprocket wear.
  • Health and safety hazards related to chainsaw use.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • General safety requirements.
  • Transportation requirements of chainsaws.
  • Reactive forces.
  • Operational safety requirements.
  • Pre-operational checks is explained in terms of prolonging chainsaw life, maximising productivity, minimising cost, enhancing safety and minimising down time.
  • Guide bar and saw chain are mounted and tensioned on the chainsaw.
  • Factors related to sharpening.
  • Holding the chainsaw with the correct stance.
  • Cutting actions.
  • Timber under compression and tension is identified and cutting action and sequence is demonstrated accordingly.
  • De-branching techniques.
  • Safe work practices during use and maintenance of the chainsaw.
  • The importance of maintenance is explained in terms of prolonging chainsaw life, maximising productivity, minimising cost, enhancing safety and minimising down time.
  • Checklists are completed according to procedures and corrective action is taken.
  • Consequences of operating a chainsaw with a poorly maintained saw chain are explained.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS BY LEARNER

PPE:

  • Safety helmet
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Gloves
  • Safety pants
  • Tunic
  • Shin pads
  • Safety Boots

Chainsaw kit:

  • Brushcutter
  • Harness
  • Gut
  • Blade sharpening set
  • Combination spanner or scrench
  • A suitable container for fuel and oil.
  • Cloth/brush for cleaning the brushcutter.
  • First aid bandage.

General machines, tools, felling aids (levers/wedges), canthooks and lifting equipment are provided by TLD.

Training

PRE-REQUISITES

  • English proficiency.
  • Local language instructors are available on request for groups of 10+
Training

VENUE LOCATIONS

  • Available at all TLD branches.
  • Available at your premises for groups of 10+.
  • EMCARE branches
Training

QUALITY ALIGNMENT

  • US117062
  • US117069
  • US117061

Certifications Available

  • FPMSETA

Included in Course

  • A4 certificates.
  • Learner manuals.
  • Training equipment.
  • Presentation equipment.
  • For training at your premises travel/accomodation charges may apply.

Accreditation & Affiliates

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