FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually [intermediate]

Persons found to be competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees except for the very large and those that have significant defects and/or characteristics causing excessive complexity. It provides detailed instruction on how to fall trees (up to 80 cm in diameter and 40 metres in height on a maximum ground slope of 15°) 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, back cuts and the use of wedges. Duration 4 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 Intermediate – FWPFGM 3212

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: $950 per person

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Brodie Ridley

Email or P 1300 659 349

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