July 30, 2012
Learn how to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw at a NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) PROfarm short course to be held at Grafton on 27-28 August. NSW DPI PROfarm course organiser, Julie Chapman, said the two-day ‘Chainsaw – Trim & Cut Felled Trees’ course was ideal for council and forestry workers, emergency services personnel and land owners. This practical course covers the steps required to remove a fallen tree, which may be hazardous. All equipment is provided, she said. The course covers equipment maintenance; safe cutting techniques and field exercises including cross cutting, ripping, limbing, boring and the use of wedges to assist cutting; OHS procedures and precautions; and environmental and legal responsibilities. The course is being held at Grafton Primary Industries Institute, Trenayr Road, Junction Hill. The course runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm. It costs $580 per person (GST free) and includes a chainsaw operator?s manual, card, and certificate of attainment upon successful completion of the course. Course registrations close on Tuesday 21 August. To register and for further information please contact Cassie Gardiner on (02) 6763 1276 or Julie Chapman on?(02) 6763 1285. Further details may be obtained by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that completion of this course is a pre-requisite for the ‘Chainsaw – Fall Trees Manually’ course.