Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / Chainsaw Operation for Arborists
Course code:PMPA
Course title in language of instruction:Práce s motorovou pilou pro arboristy
Course title in Czech:Práce s motorovou pilou pro arboristy
Course title in English:Chainsaw Operation for Arborists
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2; part-time, 10/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:prof. Ing. Jindřich Neruda, CSc. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Ing. Pavel Nevrkla (examiner, instructor)
Tomáš Veverka (instructor)
Prerequisites:Technique for Arboriculture and not State Bachelor Examination or now State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:To gain knowledge about the construction and motor chain saws (MS) and their differentiation, fuels and lubricants, maintenance, legal principles for using the MS tree felling, primary and special operating procedures for felling trees and working MS, OSH principles, hygiene and environmental environment. After completing the course, students should have sufficient knowledge for determining the correct workflow felling and processing trees and other uses of MS in different conditions. Knowledge and skills acquired in the course are a prerequisite for qualifying for the use of MS after the course can be approved for operating the MS for a vocational qualification examination held in accordance with legislative requirements.
Course contents:
1.Opening Session (allowance 0/2)
a.Basic introduction to the MP, MP classification, fields of application.
b.List of major manufacturers.
c.The legislative basis for the work MS.

2.Construction and maintenance of chainsaws (allowance 0/6)
a.Construction of the MS engine (engine, carburetor, ignition, starter gear, clutch, etc.).
b.Construction of MP cutting (saw chain, guide bar, sprocket).
c.Fuels and lubricants MS, ecological service (biodegradable lubricants).
d.Maintenance Schedule MS, MS major maintenance operations, indications of faults and overcome them. Physiology of work with the MS, the principles of occupational health and safety and hygiene with MS.

3.The main ways to use chain saws and characteristics of workflow (allowance 0/5)
a.Facilities staff to work with MS and ways to use it.
b.MS Principles of operation, the technique works with MS (felling, lopping, pruning, wood cuts).
c.Working in normal and exceptional conditions (calamity, slopes near buildings, etc).
d.Other possibilities of MS (care of trees, working in orchards, reconstruction of buildings, products for home and recreation, timber production chainsaw, etc.)..
e.Legislation felling of trees in the landscape.

4.First aid for injuries incurred while working with MS (allowance 0/1)
5.Practical exercises in which students learn and practice the basic operations of maintenance work with MS to MS in various activities in different conditions. (allowance 0/14)
6.Individual training and the practice of working with a chainsaw in preparation for the examination of the practical knowledge and skills to work with a chainsaw to the granting of credit. (allowance 0/10)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn

Specific competences:
-Knowledge of the theoretical background, working practices and the principles of safety with a chainsaw in arboristic activities
-Problem solving ability
-The ability to work in terrain

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit.
Beyond basic education to those interested in obtaining permission to work with PD may undergo a qualifying examination consisting of the theoretical and practical.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     practice28 h10 h
     field work36 h36 h
     consultation0 h18 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h10 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h10 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • NERUDA, J. -- NEVRKLA, P. -- CACH, A. Práce s motorovou pilou a křovinořezem. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 128 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-841-7.
  • NERUDA, J. -- SIMANOV, V. -- KLVAČ, R. -- SKOUPÝ, A. -- KADLEC, J. -- ZEMÁNEK, T. -- NEVRKLA, P. et al. Technika a technologie v lesnictví. Díl první. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 364 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-839-4.
  • NERUDA, J. -- SIMANOV, V. -- KLVAČ, R. -- SKOUPÝ, A. -- KADLEC, J. -- ZEMÁNEK, T. -- NEVRKLA, P. Technika a technologie v lesnictví. Díl druhý. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 300 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-840-0.
  • ČERNÝ, Z. -- NERUDA, J. Ruční nářadí pro práci v lese. 1st ed. Praha: Institut výchovy a vzdělávání Ministerstva zemědělství ČR, 1999. 78 p. ISBN 80-7105-177-2.