OPERATOR, POLE CHAINSAW SAFETY TRAINING (Operate Pole Saw)
Training and assessments conducted by A Plus Training Solutions, holder of
Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110 & TAA40104) for assessment against:
Australian Standard: AS 2727 - 1997
AQF Unit of Competency:
FWPCOT3238 Operate Pole Saw
Provide participants with:
1. The knowledge and skill to operate a pole saw safely, perform maintenance tasks correctly and apply recommended cutting techniques as per AS 2727 - 1997.
2. Ability to achieve AQF Unit of Competency: FWPCOT3238 Operate Pole Saw
Recognition of Training
A Statement of Attainment to FWPCOT3238 Operate a Pole Saw will be issued (by Equip-Safe, RTO # 0846) to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package. This may require supplementary evidence in the form of a report from a suitable supervisor, or further assessment at a later time.
Regular Pole Saw and Tree Pruning Training Courses!
In addition to our custom, on site training, A Plus Training Solutions conducts regular Pole Saw and or Tree Pruning Course at our location in Carlisle. See Training Calendar.
RPL Recognition of Prior Learning is allowed within the Australian Qualifications Framework: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had experience operating and performing maintenance on a pole saw, or other relevant industry experience. Participants will still need to do the full assessment, but may be precluded from areas of the training where you are already operating within the requirements of the guidelines.
- 1/2 - 1 day depending on prior experience.
- Some participants, due to a variety of factors, may require more time to develop the knowledge & skills required to demonstrate competency.
The courses will be run in groups of 4 to 8 participants at a cost of:
$250.00 (GST Free) per person: 1/2 day course.
Individuals or smaller groups should contact us, as we may be able to fit you into a larger group. Otherwise fees will be negotiated.
A surcharge may apply for work on weekends or public holidays
Travel and accommodation costs may need to be added where applicable.
- Personal protective equipment
- Identify Assess and manage hazards
- Conduct required maintenance
- Sharpen chain
- Check depth gauges and adjust if required
- Tension chain
- Safe handling
- Cutting techniques
- Trimming techniques
- Practical application and skills development
Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment.
Participants will need to wear their own protective boots and hi-vis shirt.
All other required equipment and training notes are provided for participant's
In order to increase training relevance and operator comfort, trainees are encouraged to use any or all their own equipment if practicable.
- Pole saw, tools, fuel and oil
- Safety equipment
- - Hard hat
- - Approved eye protection
- - Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
- - Safety boots and over-socks (recommended)
- - Cut resistant trousers or chaps
- - Work gloves (optional)
- - Sunscreen
- - High visibility clothing
Demonstration of Competence:
From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling machinery. If a person, due to a lack of experience, requires more time to develop their skills, a second day of practical application may be needed to increase their skills up to a competent level.
Depending on location and duration of the training, and availability of take away food outlets, it is advisable on full day courses for trainees to bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinking water to each training day.