CLARENCE Valley landowners can learn how to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw at a NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) PROfarm short course to be held at Grafton on August 27-28.
NSW DPI PROfarm course organiser Julie Chapman said the two-day 'Chainsaw - Trim and Cut Felled Trees' course was ideal for council and forestry workers, emergency services personnel and land owners.
This practical course covers the steps required to remove a fallen tree, which may be hazardous. All equipment is provided, she said.
The course covers equipment maintenance; safe cutting techniques and field exercises including cross-cutting, ripping, limbing, boring and the use of wedges to assist cutting; OHS procedures and precautions; and environmental and legal responsibilities.
The course is being held at Grafton Primary Industries Institute, Trenayr Rd, Junction Hill.
The course runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm. It costs $580 per person (GST free) and includes a chainsaw operator's manual, card, and certi- ficate of attainment upon successful completion of the course.
Course registrations close on Tuesday, August 21.
To register and for further information contact Cassie Gardiner on (02) 6763 1276 or Julie Chapman on (02) 6763 1285.
Further details may be obtained by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note completion of this course is a pre-requisite for the 'Chainsaw - Fall Trees Manually' course.
Update your tractor skills at Wollongbar
FARM workers can brush up on their safe tractor operation and maintenance skills at a two-day NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) PROfarm short course to be held at Wollongbar Agricultural Institute on Wednesday and Thursday, August 15-16.
NSW DPI PROfarm course organiser Julie Chapman said the fully accredited course covers the safety, operation and maintenance of tractors and attached implements.
"This practical course is delivered using a mix of both indoor and outdoor instruction," she said.
The course includes how to perform pre-start, shutdown and routine checks on tractors; daily/weekly tractor services; drive a tractor (basic); attach, reverse and remove a trailed implement and attach and remove various other implements.
The course runs 8.30am-4.30pm. It costs $490 per person (GST free) and includes a tractor operation and maintenance training manual and certificate of attainment upon successful completion of the course.
Course registrations close on Wednesday, August 8.
To register contact Cassie Gardiner on (02) 6763 1276 or Julie Chapman on (02) 6763 1285.