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RUBC 10 – Basic Refresh and Update Course – Non Harvesting

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RUBC 10 – Basic Refresh and update Course – Non Harvesting

In our chainsaw operator section, there is a selection of 4 different FISA courses to choose from depending on your particular needs and site circumstances. Three of the courses are for Chainsaw Operators and one is for those in a Forest Works Manager or Supervisory role. Please contact us with any enquires you have about FISA refresher training.


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This course is designed specifically for the Management operators working regularly in forest management operations such as scrub clearance, brashing, fencing and other management operations. It will cover basics saw operations and demonstrate a variety of basic felling and takedown techniques. It will cover trees sizes up to 1½ guide bar lengths.(Provided operators have CS31/32.)

The trainees will be given instruction on site preparation, risk assessment, PPE and equipment preparation.

RAG reports will be issued for all attendees with specific recommendations for R and A outcomes.

1 day for a maximum of 4 trainees.

Felling trees with chainsaws can be one of the most dangerous activities in forestry, and it is essential that such activities are carried out by highly skilled and competent operators. Certificates of competence were introduced in the early 1990’s to improve operator safety, but despite this development the accident rate remains unacceptably high.

Improving chainsaw safety is one of the priority goals of the UK Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA). This initiative, led by a cross industry working group, includes a new scheme for update and refresher training for chainsaw operators. It is targeted at certificated operators who have not received any formally recorded chainsaw training for a period longer than five years.

The scheme is not a recertification – it is a measure of competency and an opportunity to refresh existing skills and learn new techniques. It is designed to enable the forest industry to comply with guidance from HSE, which recommends that all chainsaw operators have regular (deemed to be at least every 5 years) refresher training to ensure that they work to industry good practice and maintain their level of competence. The scheme allows two approaches to refresher training: Tailored or Standard.

The FISA scheme has been endorsed by all of the leading Forest industry players including the Forestry Commission.

FISA and the other endorsing organisations recommend that individual businesses, landowners, managers and members of the endorsing organisations all adopt the scheme.

Post the compliance date, contract awards will require chainsaw operators and Supervisors to demonstrate that they have undertaken formally recorded chainsaw training within the five-year period immediately prior to the commencement of any operation/contract with participating organisations.


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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



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