FWPFGM3213 - Fall Trees Manually (Advanced)
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required by an individual to effectively carry out felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and advanced practical felling skills. Individuals completing this course should be able to effectively fell trees of any size, species and condition, including those with significant defects and characteristics that cause excessive felling complexity, that is deemed safe to fell.
Trees typical to the scope of this unit may include the following characteristics:
lean and weight distribution that adds significant complexity yet can be assessed and adapted to site requirements
larger dimensions relative to local forest size distribution
damage or defect that requires complex felling techniques
multi-legged, hollow butts, culls and stags
species prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
single or complex multi-stems
diameter of tree greater than the chainsaw bar length
grown on terrain and slope that can add significant complexity to the operation
The course applies to a non-production environment, including forest, rural and community environments.
The skills in this course are applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice applies