Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness Course (Unit 308 / CS39)
Having successfully achieved NPTC 201, 202, 203, 206, 306, this course will provide practical experience of aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques as well as the relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice.
All equipment and safety clothing (PPE) can be provided for candidates as required, simply contact us to arrange this. If you would like to use your own climbing equipment, it will be at the discretion of the tutor and must have the current LOLER certificates.
This course will teach you:
- Cold / hot starting techniques
- General saw handling
- How to free a trapped saw PPE
- Prepare chainsaw for use
- Sending saw aloft
- Target pruning
- Use of chainsaw from rope and harness to remove medium sized lateral branches
- Use of sling
- Unit 201 (CS30.1)
- Unit 202 (CS30.2)
- Unit 203 (CS31)
- Unit 206 (CS38 – Tree climbing)
- Unit 306 (CS38 – Aerial rescue)
- Unit 308 is compulsory if you intend to use top handled saws
2 days training | 1 day assessment
£470.00 + Vat per person
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NPTC/City & Guilds Award Level 2 Unit 308 – Use of a Chainsaw from a rope and harness