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Wed, 24 Aug

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Woodend Neighbourhood House

Chainsaw Workshop

Funded by DFFH, this series of chainsaw workshops are aimed at those recovering from storm damage who wish to learn how to safely use a chainsaw.

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Chainsaw Workshop
Chainsaw Workshop

Time & Location

24 Aug 2022, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Woodend Neighbourhood House, 47 Forest St, Woodend VIC 3442, Australia

About the Event

This course is aimed at those recovering from storm damage who wish to learn how to safely use a chainsaw. It is designed to develop or increase skills in operating chainsaws safely and efficiently in a variety of common situations. This course does not cover tree falling. 

Learners completing this course may find employment as chainsaw operators in Forestry, arboriculture, horticulture and local councils. 

There is a maximum of 6 places per workshop. Those interested in attending must complete the Expression of Interest Form and we will confirm your place. 

The three day course will run on a number of dates:

  • 9, 16, 17 July (Day 1 -Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)
  • 13, 14, 15 July (Day 1 - Woodend Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)
  • 23, 30, 31 July (Day 1 - Woodend Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)
  • 27, 28, 29 July (Day 1 - Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)
  • 20, 27, 28 August (Day 1 - Woodend Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property
  • 24, 25, 26 August (Day 1 - Woodend Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property [this course is for people who identify as female])
  • 3, 10, 11 September (Day 1 - Lancefield Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)
  • 7, 8, 9 September (Day 1 - Woodend Neighbourhood House, Days 2 & 3 - Carlsruhe private property)

Course Content:

  1. Introduction 
  2. Chainsaw components 
  3. Chainsaw maintenance 
  4. Chain, sprocket & bar 
  5. Operator safety/responsibilities 
  6. Aids and Equipment
  7. Chainsaw starting procedures 
  8. Work site preparation  
  9. Basic chainsaw cuts 
  10. Work techniques 
  11. State legislation 

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