CS 31 Felling of Small Trees

Felling of Small Trees

Course Code:  CS 31
Course Description: A 3 day course covering the felling and processing of hardwood or softwood trees up to 15 inches in diameter.
Suitable For: This course is for novice operators with little or no experience of chainsaw use, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling trees with a diameter at felling height of between 8″ and 15″. This course prepares the candidates to take an assessment for NPTC  CS 31.
Pre-Requisites: Candidates for this course must hold CS 30.
Duration/Format:  3 days felling on site, assessment on a 4th day.
Times:  9.00am to 5.00pm daily
Learning Outcomes: Identify the risk assessment and Emergency procedures on a work site
Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling.
Fell small trees safely and accurately using an appropriate method
Fell leaning trees using a safe technique
Remove branches safely in a manner appropriate to the branching habit
Crosscut stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter
Stack timber using appropriate manual handling techniques
Take down small hung up trees safely using appropriate hand tools
Equipment Needs: A waterproof coat and over-trousers (course will continue even in rain). If the candidate has protective clothing then this should be brought with them along with a chainsaw of no more than 15 inch guide bar length. If not, this and all other equipment may be provided
Costs & Breakdown: Training £300 + VAT. Assessment £155. zero vat (Includes NPTC registration)
Notes: During the three days on the felling site you will need to bring your own lunch. Hot drinks will be provided for the duration of the course free of charge.