Tree Faller's Manual: Techniques for Standard and Complex Tree-felling Operations

Tree Faller's Manual: Techniques for Standard and Complex Tree-felling Operations


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  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 290mm x 8mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 0643101543
  • ISBN 13: 9780643101548
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 384,708

Product description

The Tree Faller's Manual is an essential handbook for forest operators and others who need to fell trees manually using a hand-held chainsaw. Tree felling is a high risk activity. Many fatalities and serious injuries have occurred as a result of being struck by falling trees, dislodged tree limbs or other dangers in the area. This manual will guide the faller to safer work techniques.

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ForestWorks is a bi-partite, not-for-profit, expert representative of learning and skill development in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry. ForestWorks performs a range of industry-wide functions acting as the channel between industry, Government and the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) departments. ForestWorks' goal is to assist industry with their skills development objectives through national industry skills standards and qualifications.

Table of contents

Contents -- 1. Introduction -- 2. National competency standards -- 3. Professional attitude -- 4. Workplace safety -- 5. Theory of felling -- 6. Preparation at each tree prior to felling -- 7. Standard tree-felling techniques -- 8. Felling hazardous trees -- 9. Other techniques -- Glossary -- Relevant state authorities and technical standards -- Technical standards.