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Programme Details
Programme Name
Chainsaw Operations QQI Level 5, 5N3404
Programme Code
Programme Aim
This programme has been designed to enable participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out risk assessment for chainsaw operations including maintenance and sawing and be able to complete maintenance to the chainsaw. On completion participants will be able to outline the safe operation of a chainsaw during use including interpreting safety decals, safety devices fitted to the chainsaw and cross cutting operations and be capable of completing a number of chainsaw cutting techniques correctly and safety ensuring that the correct storage including cleaning, sharpening and setting is completed.
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Major Award in Forestry Level 5/6 5M3425 or 6M4337
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
Participants applying for this award should hold a level 4 and/or have relevant life and work experience. Applicants will have the opportunity to advise of any special learning requirements on application/registration.
Chainsaw Operations QQILevel 5
60% Skills Demonstration and 40% Examination
Programme Content
  • Risk assessments, hazards and maintenance
  • Safety operations of a chainsaw
  • Timber under strain/ tensions and compression
  • Operators manual
  • Pre starting checks
  • Start and check the chainsaw
  • Crosscut timber
  • Storage, cleaning, sharpening and setting
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