Chainsaw (CS31) (Units 20-04) Felling Small Trees (up to 380mm)

Duration: Three days

Group Size: Maximum of 4 learners

Who should attend: This course is suitable for the novice operator with little or no experience of chainsaw felling, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling to guide bar length.

Pre-requisites: To be eligible to participate, learners must have undertaken the following courses: - • NPTC/Lantra CS30 qualification or training

Course aims: The course aims to ensure learners are aware how to safely operate chainsaws for felling to the guide bar length.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the learner will cover the following content:

  • Correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 380mm diameter, and with the aid of wedges and/or felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction.
  • Remove limbs from felled trees and cross cut, handle and and stack timber in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate technique to deal with the particular situation
  • Take down hung up trees using hand tools.
  • Recognise situations where specialist help is required
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of course assessment the candidates will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.

    NB: Learners must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this course.

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