FWPFGM3216 – FELL TREES MANUALLY INTERMEDIATE

COURSE SUMMARY

FWPFGM3216 – Fell Trees Manually Intermediate teaches the skills and knowledge required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw.

FWPFGM3216 – Fell Trees Manually Intermediate covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills. 

Individuals competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees, except advanced trees and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity. It applies to trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.

Trees typical to the scope of this unit 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.

FWPFGM3216 – Fell Trees Manually Intermediate applies to individuals who fell intermediate trees as part of arboriculture, forestry, agriculture, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services and other government agency operations. With the exception of minor forest produce, this unit does not apply to commercial harvesting 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.

COURSE CONTENT
  • Prepare for felling
  • Assess site conditions and surroundings
  • Assess tree and plan felling
  • Apply tree felling techniques
  • Maintain chainsaw and cutting attachments
PROVIDER OF TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907 by ERT Group Pty Ltd.HSE RTO

Important information prior to enrolment
UNIT BEING DELIVERED

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907. To view full unit details please visit www.training.gov.au

  • FWPFGM3216 – Fell Trees Manually Intermediate
RECERTIFICATION

Participants are required to re-certify every 3 years from their completion date to maintain currency.

COURSE DELIVERY

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at an ERT Group Pty Ltd training facility.

COURSE DURATION (FACE TO FACE)
  • Face to Face – 14 hours (minimum) – full face to face course
  • Refresher training – 14 hours (minimum) – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates
WORK PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

No work placement arrangements will be required as part of this course

LEARNERS RIGHTS, RESPONSBILITIES AND SUPPORT, INCLUDING COMPLAINTS

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Health Security Education Pty Ltd RTO 40907. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

COURSE FEES AND PAYMENTS
  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be physically able to fell intermediate trees manually with a chainsaw.

PREREQUISITES
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE COURSE?
ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

Practical scenarios – The assessor must observe the following practical scenarios:

  • Visually assessing site and surroundings
  • Putting site environment protection measures and the organisational requirements in place
  • Following work specifications and instructions
  • Identifying and controlling hazards and risks
  • Assessing the tree for defects and falling direction
  • Planning felling
  • Applying tree feeling techniques – use communication devices
  • Inspecting, use and maintain safety equipment, tools and PPE
  • Selecting and clearing escape routes
  • Understanding safe distance zones
  • Using a chainsaw to make a range of cuts to fell trees
  • Disposing of waste materials considering the environment
  • Completing a fault report and maintenance log

Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

*Please note that ERT Fire & Rescue supplies all equipment necessary for you to undertake your training. ERT Fire & Rescue always recommend and encourage you to bring along your own equipment. Trainee’s must wear appropriate clothing that will get dirty and enclosed footwear is essential.

ERT Fire & Rescue can provide tailored on-site workplace training. Please contact our office on 0267 621 754 for a quote.