Welcome to Chainsaw Accreditation & Safety Training

Chainsaw Accreditation and Safety Training (CAST) delivers formal training in chainsaw skills to professional operators and other personnel who need to use a chainsaw as part of their work.

Courses are regularly run at our base on the NSW Central Coast, and are also delivered throughout NSW at the clients' own worksites and in nearby State Forests, National Parks or other bush areas where clients are working.

To book a course or discuss the different options available, please call Ray Stone on 0429 300 323 (mobile) or 02 4341 1344 (office), or send an email to: chainsawtraining@bigpond.com

About the Trainer

Ray Stone is the lead trainer, and principal of CAST. Ray has been training tree fallers, emergency services personnel, bush regenerators, timber workers, parks and gardens staff, 4WD club members and other operators for many years.

About the RTO

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Workspace Training is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO No. 91247), and the partnering RTO for Chainsaw Accreditation & Safety Training.

Interactive CD

Ray is featured in an interactive e-learning resource developed by Workspace Training called:

Chainsaw operation – beginner to advanced

Follow the link above for more information on this resource, and to see sample video clips on YouTube.

Related publications

The following hard copy publications are also available. Follow the links to see excepts and more details on how to purchase them.

Chainsaw Operation booklets

Tree Workers Manual

Courses available

The courses shown below are regularly delivered at our Central Coast base and at locations throughout NSW. Click on the links to see full details on the Workspace Training website.

Other courses are also available, including customised courses for enterprise-specific purposes. Please contact Ray Stone to discuss your particular needs.

To see the following documents, go to the Workspace Training 'Chainsaw training' page:

Workspace Training (RTO No: 91247) provides the following accreditations using Ray Stone as the specialist trainer and assessor:

FWPCOT2254: Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2259: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

FWPCOT2256: Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT2253: Fell trees manually (basic)

FWPFGM3216: Fell trees manually (intermediate)

FWPFGM3217: Fell trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR3205: Harvest trees manually (intermediate)

FWPHAR3209: Harvest trees manually (advanced)

All participants who successfully complete these units are issued with a Statement of Attainment by Workspace Training as well as an industry recognised chainsaw ticket.

Notes that the above competencies were endorsed in December 2020 and are now the current units.

They replace the following units, which are now deemed ‘superseded’:

FWPCOT2237: Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2238: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

FWPCOT2239: Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)

FWPFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR3220: Harvest trees manually (intermediate)

FWPHAR3221: Harvest trees manually (advanced)