FWPCOT3348 - Fell trees manually (advanced)

This course applies to individuals who are involved in the felling of trees manually using a chainsaw, at an advanced 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 advanced practical felling skills. Upon completion of this unit, individuals should be able to effectively fell trees of any size, species and condition, including those with significant defects and characteristics that cause excessive felling complexity, that are deemed safe to fell. Trees classified as advanced trees may have some of the following characteristics:

  • lean and weight distribution that adds significant complexity yet can be assessed and adapted to site requirements
  • large diameter trees, but not exclusively, that can be safely felled with complex felling techniques heavy forward lean
  • lean in a direction away from the fall zone or side-leaning to the available fall zone
  • damage or defect that requires complex felling techniques, including trees with visible lightning damage, burnt out trees and those with fire damaged butts
  • hung up trees that can be removed safely
  • multi-legged, hollow butts, culls and stags
  • species prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
  • complex multi-stems
  • terrain, slope and environment that can add significant complexity to the operation

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

  • FWPCOT3348 Fell trees manually (advanced)

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT3348 - Fell trees manually (advanced)

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) advanced 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