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AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
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On-site at your workplace1 day $300


On-site at your workplace.
Face to face delivery. To obtain accreditation in this course a practical and written assessment will be given to participants.
There are no pre-requisites, however participants must be able to converse and comprehend basic English.
  • Government issued photo identification
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Closed toe shoes and protective clothing required to operate chainsaws
Upon successful completion, participants receive a wallet card and an electronic copy of Statement of Attainment.

Assisting in preparation of the work-site

  • Identifying location of worksite and fallen timber from scope of works and confirming with supervisor
  • Identifying site hazards, assessing risks and reporting to supervisor
  • Confirming first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures
  • Documenting and implementing site health and safety in the workplace, environmental and traffic control measures according to workplace procedures

Recognising and applying workplace safety procedures

  • Identifying hazards and risks relevant to the maintenance and operation of chainsaws and implementing safe working practices to manage risks
  • Selecting, fitting and using personal protective equipment according to workplace safety procedures
  • Confirming with supervisor relevant licensing and legislative requirements with regard to the operation of chainsaws
  • Transporting chainsaw safely according to operation and maintenance manual

Checking and preparing chainsaw for use

  • Selecting tools and materials required for maintenance
  • Conducting routine checks and maintenance prior to operation, according to chainsaw operation and maintenance manual
  • Calculating required fuel oil ratios prior to mixing
  • Mixing fuel and fuelling chainsaw according to operation and maintenance manual
  • Identifying, tagging, recording and reporting chainsaw faults or malfunctions to supervisor

Operating chainsaw

  • Communicating with work team during operations using voice, hand or whistle signals
  • Placing supports to ensure a stable base for cutting
  • Identifying materials to be cut and positioning them for operation
  • Visually assessing material to be cut for defects and embedded hazards
  • Determining cutting methods appropriate to material type and implementing risk controls
  • Selecting and using tools associated with chainsaw use
  • Operating chainsaw to cross-cut timber using documented low risk work methods
  • Identifying and reporting work-site communication issues to supervisor
  • Identifying and reporting environmental impacts of chainsaw operation to supervisor

Completing and checking chainsaw operation

  • Recording and reporting chainsaw damage, malfunction and irregular performance according to workplace procedures
  • Cleaning and storing chainsaw according to workplace procedures and operation and maintenance manual
  • Disposing of debris from operation in accordance with environmental requirements
  • Maintaining workplace documentation according to workplace procedures

Operate and maintain chainsaws AHCMOM213

This Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.

This unit applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using safe cutting techniques.

The unit applies to individuals who apply low risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand-held chainsaws to carry out routine work.

You can also complete Chainsaw in Horsham, Shepparton, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Warrnambool. Book online or contact us today on (03) 9720 7666 for more information.