Welcome to Chainsaw Accreditation & Safety Training

Chainsaw Accreditation and Safety Training (CAST) offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies

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. Workspace Training issues the nationally recognised Statements of Attainment and chainsaw tickets to all participants who successfully complete our courses.

Interactive CD

Ray is featured in an interactive CD called: 'Chainsaw operation – beginner to advanced'.

For more information about the CD, go to: Chainsaw operation – beginner to advanced.


To view the resource on YouTube, go to:
Module 1: Chainsaw basics
Module 2: Tree falling with a chainsaw

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:

FPI Accreditations

Covering the following competencies from the Forest and Forest Products Industry Training Package (FPI11):

FPICOT2237A: Maintain chainsaws

FPICOT2238A: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

FPICOT2239A: Trim and cut felled trees

FPICOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)

FPIFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)

FPIFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)

FPIHAR3220: Harvest trees manually (intermediate)

FPIHAR3221: Harvest trees manually (advanced)

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