This course is for individuals who operate chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries. It will provide the individual with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to fell small trees up to 380mm safely and to industry standards in line with current legislation.
What will I learn?
This course covers risk assessment, emergency planning, legislation, industry best practice, environmental considerations, recognition of disease and decay, modification of felling methods, setting up supports, felling techniques and cuts, pre start checks, site preparation, dealing with hung up trees, aid tools, branch removal, dealing with brash, cross-cutting timber to length, stacking timber and waste disposal.
Individuals must have completed and achieved the Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross - Cuttings.
What Could I Do Next?
Individuals who successfully complete this qualification could go on to increase their level of proficiency through consolidation practice within a working environment, or develop skills in safely operating chainsaws, e.g., Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.