FWPCOT2274 - Fell trees manually (basic)

Also known as Chainsaw Level 2, this course applies to individuals who are involved in arboriculture, forestry, agriculture, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services and other government agency operations, responsible for felling basic trees using a chainsaw. It will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required that may be required to assess and manually fall small trees with a low level of complexity and to complete operator maintenance. Trees classified as basic trees may have some of the following characteristics:

  • lean and distribution of the crown weight does not create a complex situation to assess, place the cut or fall
  • no excessive lean
  • no visible damage or defect
  • uniform in structure
  • species that are not prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
  • single stem or non-complex multi-stems
  • small or medium diameter that can be safely felled using standard and basic felling techniques
  • site characteristics that do not add significant complexity to the operation

This unit of competency stands alone and incorporates the content of the following units:

FWPCOT2274 Fell trees manually (basic)

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT2274 - Fell trees manually (basic)

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Refresher Face to Face contact time of at least 7 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 14 Hours

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • The physical capacity to use a chainsaw whilst wearing the appropriate PPE to fell basic trees
  • Basic skills to interpret workplace documentation, use technical and workplace specific vocabulary to accurately and legibly complete workplace records and forms, select and use appropriate spoken communication strategies with work colleagues and other personnel on site when felling trees, and interpret hand signals with other operators to ensure safe tree felling and to complete routine calculations and report on size, length and diameter of felled trees

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks:  

  • Maintain chainsaw and cutting attachments
  • Demonstrate cutting techniques
  • Fell two (2) basic trees
  • Complete relevant workplace records and forms

 Theory assessment:

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909