Safe Operation of Chainsaws

Safe Operation of Chainsaws

This Chainsaw Safety Training covers the different types of chainsaws, their safe operation and maintenance including sharpening & tensioning.

Other Requirements

Adequate level of literacy and numeracy skills
Must be at least 16 years of age
Photo ID


Certificate of Completion
Trainee Card


  • Identify site requirements
  • Identify chainsaws and their operation
  • Conduct Pre-start checks
  • Tension/Compression cuts
  • Chain sharpening/tensioning
  • Operation of equipment
  • Carry out operator maintenance
  • Clean up and storage

Assessment Process

  • Problem solving activities
  • Problem solving questions (written)
  • Short answer questions (written)
  • Group participation
  • Work “type” activities
  • Observation of practical skills

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