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felling_greater_380Felling Trees over 380mm diameter follows Felling Small Trees and is essential before tackling Windblown Trees

Course Objectives

  • State the regulations and safety requirements relating to chainsaw use
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and risks
  • Use appropriate techniques and aids to take down trees
  • De-limb trees using appropriate safe techniques
  • Cross-cut safely to correct lengths
  • Handle and stack timber
  • Fell large trees between 1 and 2 times the guide bar length, ie 380mm to 760mm using correct cuts, stance, and felling aids
  • Take down of trees using winches

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who are required to operate chainsaws to fell trees larger than the guide bar length. Courses lead to independent assessment to achieve City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards Licence to Practice Qulaifications.

Certification

City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm (QCF)

Pre-requisites

The pre-requisites for this course are City & Guilds NPTC units 2003 + 2004 or Lantra Awards Licence to Practice in maintenance, cross cutting & felling trees up to 380mm

Duration/Format

4 days/Practical

Tree felling activities should avoid disturbing wildlife in the nesting season and must comply with other felling requirements.

This course is independently assessed to either City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards qualification standards and criteria.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Maintenance re-cap
  • Felling trees between 1 and 1.5 times guide bar length demonstration and takedown practice
  • De-limbing including breakdown of large hardwood crowns
  • Felling trees up to 2 times guide bar length. (760mm)
  • Takedown including use of hand winches
  • Cross-cutting up to 2 times guide bar length

Facilities/Equipment Required

Chainsaw complying with pre-course handout

Operator’s maintenance kit and equipment

Close-fitting coveralls

Safety equipment to include:

  • Safety helmet incorporating Ear defenders and eye protection and ‘Non’ snag top
  • Chainsaw mitts/gloves (back of left hand safety padded)
  • Chainsaw trousers or leggings with safety padding
  • Chainsaw boots (for regular users) or safety boots with steel toe caps and safety spats for occasional users working in a level, snag free environment

NB: Instructors have been instructed not to undertake training where trainees do not have the appropriate protective equipment and appropriate saw.

Prices

4 days training and independent assessment – £525+VAT

Hire of chainsaw, protective clothing, and fuel £65+VAT per week

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund