Chainsaw QQI Level 5
This course is designed to create safety awareness on the use of Chainsaws. Candidates will be shown how to Maintain, Sharpen and Operate a chainsaw safely. This will include some cutting up of Felled Timber.
Slides on typical chainsaw accidents
Discussion on how to prevent these accidents
Safe operation procedures of chainsaws.
Practical session on chainsaw maintenance and operations
Checking safety features
Maintenance to chain bar.
Fuelling saw, mixing fuels, selection of oils.
Tightening and setting the chain
Using PPE (Required standard and specification)
Use of the saw and various types of cuts
Care of the saw in transport
Learners will be able to: 1 Carry out risk assessment for chainsaw operations including maintenance operations and sawing operations 2 Describe the maintenance requirements of a chainsaw 3 Outline the safe operation of a chainsaw during use including interpreting safety decals, safety devices fitted to the chainsaw and cross cutting operations 4 Explain the considerations of timber under strain including tension and compression 5 Safely maintain a chainsaw as specified in the operator's manual 6 Carry out routine chainsaw pre-starting checks specified in the operator's manual 7 Start and check the chainsaw for correct operation 8 Crosscut timber to required lengths including timber less than the cutting bar length and timber greater than the cutting bar length 9 Prepare a chainsaw for storage including cleaning, sharpening and setting.
Skills demonstration: 60%
Written Examination: 40%
Please ensure each participant has his/her own saw to work on for the course.
They will also need a flat file holder and correct size file (3/16” or 7/32”).
Some of the basic saw spanners etc. will be required.
This is primarily a practical course so have suitable clothing i.e. overalls etc.
Other facilities required:
A number of vices and a suitable work- bench for working.
For the theory a room with a clear white wall and seating to show some safety slides.
Below you will find all dates and locations that this course is running.