Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

Learn how to safely operate a chainsaw with RIST

This course will equip learners with the fundamental understanding of how to safely operate and maintain a chainsaw. In the 2-day course students will undertake practical training in basic branch and limb trimming as well as sharpening and cleaning of a chainsaw. Stihl have supplied us with new chainsaws & PPE gear, so our students have the best experience possible. On completion of the course students will obtain a sense of independence and confidence when using a chainsaw. 

Duration: 2 consecutive days

Restrictions: Students MUST be 16 or older

Now taking expressions of interest!

If you would like to undertake a Chainsaw Course with RIST, please complete the form below.

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Operate and Maintain Chainsaws User Course


May 2024 Update – We are currently taking Expressions of Interest for future courses, Please submit the above form to register your interest.

Course dates in the second half of 2024 are yet to be announced.

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Further information

If you would like further information regarding this course contact the RIST office directly on 1800 883 343.

Student operating a Chainsaw