Can I use a chainsaw to cut firewood?

A chainsaw can be used to cut firewood provided that the person cutting the firewood is a competent (see below) and suitably equipped member of Scouts NSW. Prior to cutting any firewood a risk assessment must be undertaken and a safe system of work put in place.

To demonstrate competence Scouts NSW requires members to have attained the following units of competence or their equivalent as defined at

  • FWPCOT2256 Trim and Cut Felled trees
  • FWPCOT2254 Maintain Chainsaws

For members who have attained these units of competence email a copy of your Vocational Education and Training (VET) transcript to Training Services ([email protected]).