Global Horizon Skills

Chainsaw Operators

Chainsaws are potentially dangerous machines which can cause fatal or major injuries if not used correctly. It is essential that anyone who uses a chainsaw at work should have received adequate training and be competent in using a chainsaw for the type of work that they are required to do.

In recent years (in forestry and arboriculture) direct contact with a chainsaw has caused5 deaths and many serious injuries. These do not include the high numbers of other types of accident that occur during felling, pruning and other related work.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • Planning for your Safety
  • Safety Features
  • Risk of Kickback
  • Operators Manual
  • Fuelling and Lubrication
  • Cold and Hot Starting
  • Preparing the Site Before Felling
  • Felling Cuts

DURATION:

One day

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