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Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw

Assessment type

Training and assessment

Minimum duration

3 Days

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By the end of the course you will be able to: -Understand the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness -Understand the safety considerations to be observed in organising a worksite -Carry out pre-start checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques -Demonstrate techniques for hauling chainsaws into the tree and attaching them appropriately to the harness -Use appropriate techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions -Demonstrate the appropriate use of various step and sink cuts and correct final pruning cuts -Use top-handled and lightweight rear handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner to remove light and medium weight branches -Understand and fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a competent grounds person

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