Chainsaw Level 1 Operate & Maintain Chainsaws

TRAINING EVENT: Chainsaw Training AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

LOCATION: 24 Cohn St Carlisle
– Thursday 4th March
– Thursday 11th March
– Wednesday 17th March
– Wednesday 24th March
– Tuesday 30th March

TIMINGS: 0745 – 1545 (3.45 p.m.) dependent on completion of assessments.

MUSTER STATUS REQUIRED: Engagement Ready or Deployment Ready

Disaster Relief Australia and Melbourne DRT are hosting chainsaw training opportunities for members to upskill members of DRA and The Minderoo Foundation

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:
AHCMOM213 Operate & maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2238 Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Those DRA Members who reside in Western Australia and Minderoo Volunteers who are deploying on OP Wood will be given preference for these courses.

Training course fees are covered

Flights and accommodation are not covered.
Attendees must make their own way to the venue.
No fuel or travel subsidy will be provided.

Please note you must bring your own steel cap/composite toe work boots, long sleeve hi-vis shirt and work pants and gloves are a must. (Chainsaw, Chaps and Headwear PPE will be provided).

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 mobilisation team will be in touch to help you out.

Members must be physically fit enough to operate and hold chainsaws for extended periods of time in practical training.

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.


Mar 04 - 30 2021

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