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Trim Trees using a Pole Saw

Course Overview
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to use a fuel or battery powered pole saw to trim tree branches within safe height and angle limits. The unit applies to individuals who operate pole saws to trim tree branches as part of arboriculture, forestry, agriculture, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services and other government agency operations. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, according to state/territory health and safety regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.

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Course Code FWPCOT3301  
Course Name Trim trees using a Pole Saw
Course Field Agriculture
What Will I Learn?

The course covers the following topics:

  •  Types and components of pole saws
  •  Uses of pole saws to trim trees
  •  Procedures for pole saw operations
  •  Risks and hazards associated with trimming trees with a pole saw ▪
  •  Characteristics of trees and timber defects
  •  Trimming sequence and pole saw cutting techniques for trimming trees
  • Safe height and angle limits for pole saw use when trimming trees ▪ criteria for assessing condition of pole saw chain
  • Procedures for removing, sharpening, adjusting or replacing pole saw chain and other components
  • Established communication channels and protocols for trimming trees with a pole saw
  • Problem identification and resolution strategies related to trimming trees with a pole saw 
  • Procedures for recording and reporting workplace information related to trimming trees with a pole saw.
Course Prerequisites

In order to learn this course, you will need to:

  • Have a good understanding of the English language
  • Arrive 15 minutes early to your training sessions
Course Delivery Face-to-Face delivery only. Course Duration is 4-6 hours

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