Training and assessment in the clearing of individual and multiple windblown trees, which still have the root plates attached. This training will cover trees that have been windblown or uprooted by storm damage, earth movement or another physical agent. The trees will not be in a position that requires assistance from emergency services or utility companies.
The trees will be single stems fully blown over so that a planned order of approach will be necessary to complete the work. The order of work will often involve the winch use prior to severing root-plates from fully single blown stems.
The trees will be both over and under guide-bar length in diameter and will be both fully uprooted. This also includes the severing of root-plates that overhang the chainsaw operator’s cutting position using Winches or other appropriate machinery may also be used for restraint of trees with side tension or where the stem is likely to roll.
The course covers:
- Site safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Regulations and safety requirements
- Assessing lying, windblown and broken timber and deciding on appropriate action
- Cutting windblown trees using appropriate techniques
- Operating a winch to control movement of root plates
Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting
2 days training / 1 day assessment
£430 per person plus VAT
Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Individual Windblown Trees Unit 308