Learning Resources & Theory Assessment
FWPCOT2240 - Cut material with a pole saw & FWPCOT3238 - Operate a pole saw (clustered)
The FWPCOT2240 Cut material with a pole saw unit of competency describes the outcomes required to cut materials at a distance reachable with manual blade and power driven pole-mounted chain saws to unblock components of machinery.
The unit applies to those who operate a pole saw in a saw mill or timber processing environment.
The FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw unit of competency describes the outcomes required to trim high branches reachable with a power driven pole saw and to promote tree growth by trimming and felling excess branches.
Power driven pole saw in this unit refers to professional standard pole-mounted chain saws that are typically fuel types, but may be battery powered, and generally telescopic.
It applies to those who operate a pole saw in a forest environment and includes equipment maintenance.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to these units at the time of publication.
This assessment is the clustered theory component (only) of the FWPCOT2240 Cut material with a pole saw unit of competency and the FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw unit.
Depending on your existing skills and knowledge, these units may take up to 2 days to deliver in a face-to-face classroom environment. It can take between 1.5 hours minutes and 4 hours to complete the theory assessment depending on your skills and knowledge of the subject matter.
The purpose of this course is to develop and assess the safety skills and knowledge of new and existing workers in:
Assessing materials, Using a pole saw to cut and unblock materials, maintain equipment, Trim trees, and conduct operator maintenance.
This unit is delivered by Civil Safety, either by online or face-to-face mode. The theory assessment component of this unit is delivered in the online mode. The practical assessment component is delivered face-to-face at a Civil Safety High Risk Training Facility or at an agreed location that has the physical resources for assessment of this unit.
SECOND CHANCE ASSESSMENT
Your assessment must be completed in one sitting. If you close your assessment prior to completion you will have to start again. You cannot pick up from where you left off.
If you complete your assessment successfully you will receive a copy of your results by email. If you do not complete your assessment successfully you will be redirected back to this page. You will then need to complete a ‘SECOND ATTEMPT’ at your assessment.
If you are redirected back to this page after you have completed your assessment, download the SECOND ATTEMPT using the link below and correctly answer the questions that you failed in your first attempt. You do not have to complete all the questions – only the questions that you did not answer correctly in your first attempt. It is important that you email your SECOND ATTEMPT to the correct email address so that your assessment attempt can be matched and verified as complete.