FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually [basic]

Our course provides detailed instruction on how to fall trees (up to 50 cm in diameter and 20 metres in height) and deal with typical hazards encountered in a forest or bushland setting. The course also covers basic chainsaw maintenance and sharpening. The second and third days of training is carried out in the forest, where participants are given extensive practical experience in cutting and boring techniques, scarf cutting and back cuts. Duration 3 days.


  • Participants must wear steel capped footwear. STO can provide Hi Visibility Clothing and Hard Hats. For any specific PPE requirements please contact STO
  • English language skills need to be sufficient to understand and comprehend written and verbal instructions
  • Numeracy skills are needed to interpret calculations and formulas


  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Personal equipment and chainsaw kit
  • Chainsaw safety features
  • The cutting attachment
  • Sharpening, tensioning and depth gauge setting
  • Environmental care procedures
  • Crosscutting
  • Safe techniques for cuts and using wedges
  • Assessing a tree, planning the falling procedure and preparing an escape route
  • Cutting the scarf


On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for Fall trees manually Basic – FWPCOT 2236

Additional courses can be scheduled on demand please contact STO for further information

Time:  8am – 4pm   Venue: Unit 15 – 16 Hopkins Street, Eden, NSW, 2551   Cost: $750 per person

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Brodie Ridley

Email or P 1300 659 349

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