Chainsaw Level 2 Perth
TRAINING EVENT: Fall Trees Manually (basic)
COURSE PROVIDER: Towie Timber Training
LOCATION: Jarrahdale WA 6124
Tuesday 28th – Thursday 30th September 2021
Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th November 2021
TIMINGS: 3 days/2 nights
MUSTER STATUS REQUIRED: Engagement Ready or Deployment Ready
Disaster Relief Australia and the newly established DRT Western Australia are hosting Chainsaw Level 2 – Fall Trees Manually (basic) training opportunity for DRA members that are experienced in chainsaw operation to upskill our teams in preparation for future Operations and Service Projects.
Over the three days you will be trained and assessed on;
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
assess and manually fall small trees with a low level of complexity, no excessive lean and no visible damage or defect, stump diameter of less than 50cm and up to about 20 metres in height.
techniques covered include scarf-cutting, back cuts where the tree diameter is both greater and lesser than the length of the bar, hingewood requirements and use of wedges.
Members must be Chainsaw Level 1 (trim and crosscut) qualified (within the last three years).
Members must have reached DEPLOYMENT READY in Muster to be eligible for this Chainsaw 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.
WHO CAN APPLY
Priority will be given to those wishing to upskill from Level 1 and have experience in cutting felled trees or refreshing Level 2 or higher qualifications.
Owing to WA Border Permit requirements and COVID-19 protocols, this course is only open and available to Western Australia members.
WHAT IS COVERED
Chainsaws and chainsaw PPE will be provided by DRA.
Basic accommodation Cabin style will be provided (bring own sleeping system – pillow/sleeping bag/kit), RV has amenities, details provided in the JI/DISPATCH Instructions.
New DRA shirt will be provided to successful participants who do not already have one.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
No fuel or travel subsidy will be provided. Car pooling maybe 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).
Meals, Snacks and beverages will be at your own expense.
Private / Personal expenses.
*Even though this training is FREE for you as a DRA Member, please be reminded that there are costs to DRA in providing this training and we therefore greatly appreciate your commitment to complete the Course, and a willingness to provide ongoing support to DRA.
This course is limited to 4 people.
Submission of an EOI is not a guarantee of attendance.
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Thank you for your interest in supporting DRA – DRT WA !
Course Point of Contact:
National Training Manager
Warwick Lugton: email@example.com
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