FWPCOT3347 - Fell trees manually (intermediate)

Also known as Chainsaw Level 3, this course applies to individuals who are involved in the felling of trees manually using a chainsaw, at an intermediate level. It will provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills. Upon completion of this unit, individuals should be able to effectively fell most trees, except advanced trees and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity. Trees classified as intermediate trees may have some of the following characteristics:

  • lean and weight distribution that can be assessed and readily adapted to falling direction with the use of wedges and/or controlled with hinge wood of a larger size than typical for the local environment
  • limited visible damage or defect
  • multi-stems
  • forward lean, backward lean or side lean
  • small or medium size diameter trees that can be safely felled with intermediate felling techniques
  • dead trees with minimal visible damage or defects that do not add significant complexity to the cutting technique
  • various dimensions relative to other trees when working in a forest environment
  • in local site conditions that add additional complexity to the felling operation, including site conditions that impact the working position of the operator or the natural direction of fall of the tree

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

  • FWPFGM3216 Fell trees manually (intermediate)

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT3347 - Fell trees manually (intermediate)

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 two (2) different cutting techniques
  • Fell two (2) intermediate 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