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CATEGORY: OPERATE A CHAINSAW
FIELD: Agriculture and Nature Conservation
SUBFIELD: Forestry and Wood Technology 
UNIT STANDARD: 117071 [SAQA]
NQF LEVEL: 03 (2 credits)
DESCRIPTION: The chainsaw course is designed for both novice and experienced operators who may be expected to operate a chainsaw while performing their daily duties. The learning programme provides information on basic safety in chainsaw operations and maintenance and outlines best practice in the felling of timber using standard and specialist techniques. A learner accredited with this unit standard will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the chainsaw and the start-up, shutdown and operating procedures for the tool.
DURATION: Full Training (Novice): 5 Days
COURSE CONTENT: Introduction to Chainsaws
    We look at types of chainsaws, parts of a chainsaw,     working principles and other related equipment.
Chainsaw safety and legislation
    We show learners how to develop a professional     attitude, risk management, the operator, equipment,     work environment, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE),     responsibilities of chainsaw operators and the     Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
Forest industry standards
    Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South     Africa (FESA) section 10.13.2.
Maintenance, checks and logs
    We outline chainsaw maintenance, including power head     and guide bar maintenance, daily service (or frequent     service as required), periodic service, chainsaw power     head troubleshooting chart, the cutting attachment,     drive sprockets, guide bar, saw chain, components,     chain design, cutter profiles, chain sharpening, depth     gauge setting, chain tension, cutting attachment     troubleshooting chart and keeping logs.
Machine-assisted tree felling operations
    We guide learners to selecting a chainsaw, pre-start     checks, mixing and adding fuel, safe operating     techniques, starting, chainsaw techniques, cutting     techniques, trim and cross-cut operations, limbing,     basic principles of cross-cutting, log trap, wind throw     and pushed trees, trimming and clearing.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of chainsaw training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

 
 
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