HORT202 – Chainsaw Rules

Module code
Module title
Chainsaw Rules
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge of rules relating to chainsaw use.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 2
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the rules for chainsaw use
Describe rules relating to the transport and use of chainsaw fuel in accordance with accepted industry practice
Describe personal protective equipment and first aid requirements for chainsaw operators in accordance with accepted industry practice
- Accepted industry practices
- Rules relating to chainsaw safety features
- Rules for; tensioning, sharpening, setting depth gauges of chainsaw
- Rules for starting chainsaw
- Chainsaw condition rules
- Testing operation of chain brake
- Use of chainsaw above shoulder height
- Chainsaw maintenance with motor running
- Rules for chainsaw operation on stockpiles, staked or heaped logs
- Security and condition of anti-vibration mounts
- Rules for transporting flammable liquids
- Containers for carriage of fuel on site
- Refuelling chainsaw
- PPE and equipment requirements for chainsaw operators
- First aid requirements
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.