Profession crosscut saw operator
Crosscut saw operators use a manual crosscut saw. Crosscut sawing is used for 'felling' and 'bucking' trees, or taking off the limbs to obtain logs. Crosscut sawyers may also work with smaller crosscut saws in a workshop to make manual cuts.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Sawing techniques
Various sawing techniques for using manual as well as electric saws.
- Wood cuts
Different ways of cutting wood, across the grain or parallel with it, and radial or tangential to the core. The behaviour of cuts of wood under different circumstances and the optimal cut for a given purpose. Influence of special attributes of the wood, like knots or defects.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Quality standards
The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.
The process of felling, cutting trees and transforming them into timber, including mechanical felling and processing.
- Sharpen edged tools
Identify dull edges to sharp tools, or any defect in the edge. Use appropriate equipment to safely and effectively sharpen the tool. Maintain and protect sharpened tools. Report irreparable faults to the appropriate person.
- Identify hazards in the workplace
Perform safety audits and inspections on workplaces and workplace equipment. Ensure that they meet safety regulations and identify hazards and risks.
- Operate crosscut saw
Operate a crosscut saw to make manual cuts.
- Conform to health and safety regulations
Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.
- Handle saw securely
Store, carry, and protect the saw, thereby using cases, sheaths, and blade guards.
- Keep sawing equipment in good condition
Make sure sawing equipment is always in good and safe working condition. Inspect the equipment for defects. Replace defective or worn-out elements in accordance with guidelines. Store elements safely when not in use. Notify the responsible party in case of large or dangerous defects.