The essential safety tool for chainsaw operators, updated for the most recent changes in Australian accredited competency standards. This books is the ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques and safety. Detailed diagrams illustrate horizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques. Covers chainsaw maintenance in detail, explains all aspects of the equipment and helps you select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment for your needs. Trouble-shooting charts are included to help you solve operating problems.