The Chainsaw Operator’s Manual is an essential safety tool for chainsaw operators, providing guidance on fundamental techniques for:

  • Workplace and operator safety
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Basic cross-cutting techniques
  • Competency Standards.

The manual is a must-have for anyone operating a chainsaw, outlining the latest in nationally accredited competency standards. It describes practices to support workplace safety, navigate occupational hazards, manage kick-back and identify dangerous trees. Detailed diagrams illustrate horizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques. An explanation of the ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ forces in timber is also provided to help chainsaw operators 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 users select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment for their needs. Trouble-shooting charts are included to help solve operating problems.

For more details on what’s included in the manual, view the table of contents.

40% discount for RTOs with relevant units of competency on scope who purchase a minimum of 20 copies