FIELDAYS 2023 SPECIAL - Get $150 off individual bookings and up to $350 off group bookings - CLICK HERE

PITO Chainsaw Operation Course

Learn the theory of operating a chainsaw in the primary industry with this 2-day chainsaw operation course.

Course Overview:

The chainsaw is an essential piece of machinery for so many businesses and operating it safely and efficiently is vital. Primary ITO's Micro credential confirms operators' skill levels and awareness of legal requirements through completion of the unit standards.

Ag Drive’s two-day chainsaw operators micro-credential course offers a mix of classroom learning sessions and practical skill development opportunities, in a safe and friendly environment. It is suitable for all individuals who are new to chainsaw operation, as well as anyone wishing to upskill themselves. Upon completion the awarded Primary ITO micro-credentials will be recorded on each learner’s NZQA Record of Learning.

Course Outcomes:

  • Describe the rules for safe chainsaw use.

  • Describe all of the chainsaw's safety features and their use.

  • Describe the correct Personal Protective Equipment relating to chainsaws.

  • Disassemble, clean, and reassemble a chainsaw and complete basic servicing.

  • Demonstrate correct sharpening techniques.

  • Demonstrate both cold and warm start techniques and test the chainsaw safely.

  • Describe the “danger zone” and kick-back.

  • Demonstrate the up-cut and down-cut techniques safely.

  • Discuss the safety of mixing, storing, and transporting fuel.

Course Details

Industry Training Micro-Credential: Operate a Chainsaw in the Primary Industry.

Fees: POA

Suitable for: All experience levels

Level: 3

Mode: Theory & Practical

Credits: 17

Duration: 2 Days, 8:30am-4pm 

Equipment required: Sensible clothing for all-weather training, steel capped boots

Register your interest

Due to eligibility requirements online registration is not available for Primary ITO courses. Please contact us for available dates.

{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-52b1', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}
{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-8386', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}
{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-ef67', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}
{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-610c', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}
{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-cece', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}
{{errors.first('rs-a546-5f59-fd56', 'rs-a546-8b26-fef5')}}

Message Sent.

Unit standards covered:

Unit 6916 – Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use

Unit 6917 – Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation

"Ag Drive have an excellent focus on teaching safe operation and the tutors make everything really easy to understand”