Chainsaw Felling and Processing Trees up to or over 380mm Refresher Course

Who is the course for?

  • Those wishing to comply with HSE recommendations
  • Those who are frequent users and have the NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 or 3 Awards in Felling and Processing Trees up to or over 380mm  (or equivalent) which was taken more than 5 years ago
  • Those who are occasional users and have the NPTC Level 2 Award in Felliing and Processing Trees up to or over 380mm (or equivalent) which was taken more than 3 years ago

What are the course objectives?

Up to 380mm

  • Correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 380mm diameter, with the aid of wedges and/or a felling leaver and enable the tree to fall in a chosen direction
  • Remove limbs from a felled tree and cross cut, handle and stack timber in a safe and efficient manner
  • Identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension and select the appropriate technique to deal with the particular situation
  • Take down hung up trees using hand tools
  • Recognise situations where specialist help is required

Over 380mm

  • 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 and safe techniques
  • Cross-cut safely to correct lengths
  • Handle and stack timber
  • Fell large trees between one and two times the guide bar length using correct cuts, stance and felling aids
  • Take down trees using winches

How long is the course?

One day – either Lantra Assessed or non-assessed

What qualification does it give?

Lantra Awards Certificate

How much does it cost?

Please enquire for prices