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Clearing Saw safe use and operation training

The Clearing Saw is a powerful piece of equipment mainly used to clear woodland, bushes and undergrowth. Due to it being a hand held mobile piece of equipment it is important that it’s used correctly and adequate training has taken place to ensure that accidents do not happen.

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Course Objectives

On completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for clearing saw operations.
  • Identify the personal protective equipment required.
  • Identify the health and safety features of a clearing saw.
  • Identify defects on the clearing saw or cutting equipment, and decide which the operator can remedy and which require the attention of a service engineer.
  • Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine, manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the workbook.
  • Prepare the clearing saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix.
  • Start the clearing saw from both hot and cold in a safe manner.
  • Carry out pre-cutting checks.
  • State the possible hazards and risks of carrying out maintenance or operational tasks.
  • Maintain the clearing saw and blade in a safe and efficient working condition.
  • Adjust the clearing saw for safe and comfortable operation.
  • Select the correct cutting blade for the relevant operating conditions.
  • Operate the clearing saw in a safe manner with regard for the safety of the public and property and with consideration for environmental factors.
  • Organise the site and use a systematic method of working.

Who is the course for?

Individuals involved in:

Forestry

Agriculture

Horticulture

Landscaping

Grounds maintenance.

 

Certification

Lantra or City & Guilds NPTC Certification

Duration/Format

1 or 2 days (depending on experience) consisting of workshop and practical sessions

Pre-requisites

none

PRICES:

The 1 Day course £160+VAT per person

The 2 day course £260+VAT per person

 

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