Chainsaw Training Course

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Chainsaw Training Course

This is a one day course for experienced operators. Those that are new to chainsaw use are advised that additional training and/or assessing may be required to be found competent of the practical unit standard 6917.

NZQA Unit Standard 6916 / 5 Credits @ Level 2

  • demonstrate knowledge of the rules for chainsaw use
  • describe rules relating to the transport and use of chainsaw fuel in accordance with accepted forestry industry practice
  • and describe PPE and first aid requirements for chainsaw operators in accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.

NZQA Unit Standard 6917 / 8 Credits @ Level 2

  • This unit standard is intended for chainsaw users other than commercial forestry.
  • This unit standard is designed as an introduction to chainsaw use.
  • Disassemble and reassemble a chainsaw.
  • Identify and explain the main function of components.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors that influence the operation of a chainsaw.
  • Prepare to operate, start and test a chainsaw.
  • Use a chainsaw to make cuts.
Chainsaw Refresher Courses also available – Where the use of chainsaws is not an employee’s core job, and recognising the dangerous nature of operating a chainsaw, it is recommended as “best practice” that refresher training is completed every three years.