This competency standard covers the maintenance, preparation and operation of hand held chainsaws and is suitable for anyone who is required to operate a chainsaw as part of their job role.
Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
2016 Course Dates
24/10/16 – 25/10/16 (Mon / Tues)
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