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Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling Small Trees Up To 380mm (CS30/31)

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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.

 

 
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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).

  • Introduction
  • Safety and health features of a chainsaw
  • Maintenance
  • 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

Funding options:

  • Modern Apprenticeships (MA) – working for you from day one apprentices gain the skills you need to increase productivity. SDS will make a contribution to training costs and a learning provider can organise the training for you if required.
  • Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) – employers get an incentive of up to £2,000 –depending on criteria – to take on a Modern Apprentice who has had a barrier to employment in the past or is unemployed.
  • Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) – businesses with existing staff of up to 150 employees can get up to 50% of training costs reimbursed up to a maximum of £5000 for 10 training episodes. FTOs aim to help smaller firms weather the recession.
  • Low Carbon Skills Fund – Businesses who train their staff in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, can access up to £500 each towards a maximum of 25 training experiences

City & Guilds Level 2 in Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling Small Trees Up To 380mm (201,202,203 NPTC Units)

 


 
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