Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling Small Trees Up To 380mm (CS30/31)
This course is aimed at novice operators with little or no experience of chainsaw use, who are required to operate chainsaws for both cross-cutting and felling to 15’ (380mm) guide bar length.
This training course will cover modules required for the safe operation of a chainsaw on the ground which will include working safely, maintenance of the chainsaw and cutting system, operational chainsaw checks, legislation and industry good practice and cross-cutting timber with a chainsaw. Felling and processing trees up to 380mm will also be covered and removing branches from felled trees and taking down hung up trees.
- Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System
- Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw
- Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm
NPTC assessments will be arranged to take place after training has been completed (usually the following week).
- Safety and health features of a chainsaw
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Fuelling and starting a chainsaw
- Preparing site and chainsaw checks
- Performing pre-cutting checks
- Adjusting the chainsaw
- Felling demonstration
- Felling trees up to 380mm diameter
- Additional felling techniques
- De-limbing felled trees
- Cross cutting trunks of felled trees
- Stack timber
- Takedown of hung-up trees
5 days training | 1 day assessment
£700.00 + Vat per person
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City & Guilds Level 2 in Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling Small Trees Up To 380mm (201,202,203 NPTC Units)