QUICK CUT SAW SAFETY TRAINING (Cut various materials using a hand held or trolley mounted cut-off saw and associated tools and equipment)

Training Delivery:

Training and assessments conducted by A Plus Training Solutions, holder of Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110 & TAA40104) for assessment against:

AQF Unit of Competency:
RIISAM204DOperate Small Plant and Equipment:
Quick Cut Saw and Associated Tools and Equipment


Provide participants with the knowledge and skill to:
1. Safely set up and cut various materials using a quick cut saw (also known as: demolition saw, demo saw, con saw, wet saw, diamond saw, power cutter, concrete cut-off saw) and associated tools and equipment.
2. Apply recommended cutting techniques as per Worksafe WA Concrete and Masonry Cutting and Drilling Code of Practice 2010
3. Safely perform appropriate set up, maintenance and clean down tasks correctly

Recognition of Training

A Statement of Attainment to RIISAM204D Operate Small Plant and Equipment will be issued (by Equip-Safe, RTO # 0846) to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package. This may require supplementary evidence in the form of a report from a suitable supervisor, or further assessment.

VOC: Issue of VOC can also be arranged if required.


Courses will where practicable be conducted on client's premises. Sufficient materials to be cut will be needed for participant to gain practice and demonstrate competency on the equipment. If sufficient area or venue is not available, a venue and practical activity site may be organised at additional cost.

Regular Quick Cut Saw Training Courses!

In addition to our custom, on site training, A Plus Training Solutions conducts regular Quick Cut Saw Courses (usually every second week) at our location in Carlisle. See Training Calendar.


RPL Recognition of Prior Learning is allowed within the Australian Qualifications Framework: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had experience operating and performing maintenance on a quick cut saw, or other relevant industry experience. Participants will still need to do the full assessment, but may be precluded from areas of the training where you are already operating within the requirements of the guidelines.

  • 1/2 - 1 day depending on prior experience of participants.

  • Some participants, due to a variety of factors, may require more time to develop the knowledge & skills required to demonstrate competency.

Course Fees:

The course is conducted regularly at our central site in Carlisle WA at a cost of:

$275.00 (GST Free) per person:  ($89 (GST Free) per person after CTF Rebate if Applicable)

Eligible for CTF rebate. Please contact us to discuss your eligibility

This course can also be conducted at your site in groups of 4 to 10 participants. Call for a firm quote.

A surcharge may apply for work on weekends or public holidays

Country Clients

Travel and accommodation costs may need to be added where applicable.

Content Summary

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hazard/ risk assessment and management
  • Kick back and blade pinch hazards
  • Identify maintenance needs
  • Authorised pre start, maintenance and servicing of equipment
  • Correct choice of equipment to facilitate concrete cutting
  • Setting up of trolley for best ergonomics (where applicable)
  • Correct selection of cutting equipment
  • Correct use of water as coolant and dust suppression (where applicable)
  • Practical application and skills development
  • Correct use of associated tools and equipment
  • Safe handling and Cutting techniques
  • Clean down of machine and work area
  • Complete equipment log - monitor, record and report any faults found
  • Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment


Safety Equipment

Participants will need to bring their own PPE (personal protective equipment) including:

  • Approved eye protection (safety glasses, goggles or perspex visor)
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
  • Safety boots
  • Gloves
  • Leg protection, (long trousers)
  • High visibility clothing if applicable
  • Sunscreen

    Range Statement:

    Small Plant and Equipment included in this course:
  • Power Sources - 1) Re-chargeable Power Battery Pack 2) Inverter
  • Cutting Equipment - Quick Cut (Construction) Saw,
  • Water Equipment - Pump, Water Tank, Hose Reel,
  • Lighting Equipment - Portable rechargeable lighting plant
  • Associated Materials and Tools - Equipment: cutting disc, fuel, maintenance tools, timber chocks, access to water and concrete for practical cutting

    Demonstration of Competence:

    From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling machinery. If a person, due to a lack of experience, requires more time to develop their skills, more time for practical application may be needed to increase their skills up to a competent level.

    Personal Requirements:

    Depending on location of the training, and availability of take away food outlets, it is advisable for trainees to bring own food and plenty of drinking water to training session.

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  • Location:

    Perth, Western Australia

    Contact Details:

    0403 782 013

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    Training Director:
    Peter Tutt

    ATTA logo Member:
    Australian Timber Trainer's Association

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