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Chainsaw Level 1 Course Sydney DRT EOI (26-27 June 2021)

TRAINING EVENT: Chainsaw Level 1
COURSE PROVIDER: Safety Fire and Medical Australia
LOCATION: Smeaton Grange (Day 1 – Theory) & Belanglo State Forest (Day 2 – Practical)
DATE: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 2021
MUSTER STATUS REQUIRED: Engagement Ready or Deployment Ready

Disaster Relief Australia and the Sydney DRT is hosting a Chainsaw Level 1 training opportunity for members to gain new skills, ready for the future disaster season.

Chainsaw Level 1 covers the chainsaw basics including trim and crosscut techniques
– Correct operational techniques to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw.
– Chainsaw maintenance.
– Cross-cutting felled trees using safe cutting techniques.
– Apply low-risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand-held chainsaws to carry out routine work.

The units acquired:
– FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees
– FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws

Those DRA Members who reside in NSW will be considered as priority for this training opportunity. Residents of other states MAY be considered, however border restrictions on either leaving or returning home may make this prohibitive.

All chainsaw equipment will be provided by the RTO.
Specific PPE will be provided by the RTO.
If possible, new DRA longsleeve shirts will be provided to successful participants without one.

Food & Meals
Flights and accommodation are not covered.
Attendees must make their own way to the two venues.
No fuel or travel subsidy will be provided.
Carpooling may be available.
Please note you must bring your own steel cap/composite toe work boots, long sleeve shirt and work pants a must. (Chainsaw PPE will be provided).
Gloves will be required when operating saws.

Members must have reached ENGAGEMENT or DEPLOYMENT READY in Muster to be eligible for DRA Training. If you are waiting on a call or have had trouble setting up your profile, please indicate this in your EOI and the membership team will be in touch to help you out.

Candidates for training must be available for BOTH days of the relevant course. Please ensure your qualifications are uploaded into Muster, (Tab #4: Qualifications and Skills).

An up to date Tetanus injection is a compulsory part of deploying for DRA and is strongly recommended for physical training events as well.

Submission of an EOI is not a guarantee of attendance. Please note: Check spam and junk folders for missing communications! You may be contacted by the mobilisation team for further information.

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Jun 26 - 27 2021

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