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Chainsaw Training

Workspace Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

The training and assessment is carried out by our specialist partnering organisation, Chainsaw Accreditation and Safety Training (CAST). Chainsaw courses are regularly run at CAST's base on the NSW Central Coast, near the Watagan State Forest, and are also delivered throughout NSW at the clients' own worksites and in nearby State Forests.

Ray Stone is the lead trainer and principal of CAST. He has been training chainsaw operators for many years, and is a qualified horticulturist and accredited trainer.

Ray trains many different groups and is able to tailor the courses to meet the needs of particular operators. The organisations he trains include National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW Fire Brigade, State Emergency Service, local councils, botanic gardens, RAAF, private tree work contractors and 4WD clubs. He also trains many individuals, including professional tree fallers, outdoor power equipment sales people and weekend operators.

Interactive CDs

Two interactive CDs are also available for learners undertaking chainsaw training. The topics covered range from chainsaw maintenance through to advanced tree falling. For more information, go to Chainsaw operation – beginner to advanced.

Standard chainsaw courses

Click on the links below to see the duration and topics covered in these standard courses:

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1chainsaw operation)

Basic and intermediate tree falling (Level 2 chainsaw operation)

Advanced tree falling (Level 3 chainsaw operation)

For more information about these courses, and details on costs and available dates, please contact Ray Stone on: 0429 300 323 (Mobile) or 02 4341 1344 (Office) or  chainsawtraining@bigpond.com (email). To see Ray Stone's own website, go to: Chainsaw Accreditation and Safety Training

Chainsaw competencies offered

  • FPICOT2237A: Maintain chainsaws
  • FPICOT2238A: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
  • FPICOT2239A: Trim and cut felled trees
  • FPICOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)
  • FPIFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • FPIFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • FPIHAR3220: Harvest trees manually (intermediate)
  • FPIHAR3221: Harvest trees manually (advanced)

Issue of chainsaw tickets

All participants who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment showing the competencies they have been accredited in as well as a chainsaw ticket. For more information on the purpose of a chainsaw ticket, please click on the link below.

Who needs a chainsaw ticket?

Picture below: Ray Stone (left) instructs a learner in how to line up a scarf cut.

Ray Stone is training a tree faller

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