Chainsaw Safety, Maintenance and Cross-cutting Techniques
The Chainsaw Operator's Manual is an essential safety tool for chainsaw operators. It is the ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques covering safety, maintenance and cross-cutting, but not tree felling. Detailed diagrams illustrate horizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques.
Safety considerations are discussed, including workplace safety, occupational hazards, kick-back and identifying dangerous trees. An explanation of the 'tension' and 'compression' forces in timber is also provided to help you understand where to begin cutting to avoid jamming the saw.
The book covers chainsaw maintenance in detail, explains all aspects of the equipment and helps you select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment for your needs. Trouble-shooting charts are included to help you solve operating problems.
This manual has been updated to take into account the most recent changes in nationally accredited competency standards. It is a must-have for anyone operating a chainsaw.
There is a discount of 40% available for RTOs (with relevant units of competency on their scope) that buy a minimum of 20 copies of this manual.
In order to receive this discount, please send your order to:
The Manager - Customer Services
PO Box 1139
Collingwood Vic 3066
Phone: 1300 788 000 (Anywhere in Australia)
Fax 03 9662 7555
Access to an electronic version
To support training the electronic version of this Manual is available only to Registered Training Organisation with FPI05 Units of competency within their scope. A printed copy must be purchased to enable access to the electronic copy.