Training On Demand
One day – seven hours
Bring your own lunch
Dress Requirements
PPE – long pants, long sleeved shirt
Steel capped boots
Leather or riggers gloves

FPICOT2239A – Trim and cut felled trees

(includes maintenance of chainsaws)

The Trim and Cut Felled Trees course covers how to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw. It is intended for use in situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity. The course also includes equipment maintenance. General workplace legislative and regulatory requirements also apply to this course.

This course involves trimming and cutting felled trees with a chainsaw in a variety of work settings including a forest, agriculture, domestic, local council and emergency services environment for the skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance.


This course is available at the Queensland Civil Industry Training Center located at 11 Hi-Tech Court, Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113. It is delivered at our Townsville Center by arrangement with Civil Train. This course may be delivered on-site (prices may vary). Course times, dates and prices are subject to change at any time.

Entry Requirements
English reading, writing and speaking skills
Course Content
OH&S requirements / Risk assessment
Selection/use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
Identification of the main features chainsaw machine i.e. throttle, stop switch, etc.
Explain pre / post operation checks, recommended fuel mix
Demonstrate correct starting procedures
Demonstrate correct chain fitting selection fitment
Identify unsafe operation conditions / kickbacks
Demonstrate correct and safe operating procedures
Cutting timber under tension & compression
Note: Can also include site specific activities like cutting poly pipe
Course Assessment
Classroom participation
Theory and Practical assessment