What Will Be Covered?
This popular course is ideally suited to private individuals, woodland workers, ecologists, estate workers, groundspersons, foresters and arborists - indeed, anyone with a need to use a chainsaw to cut down 'small' trees.
You'll be covering risk assessments, health and safety legislation and regulations surrounding the felling of trees. Felling cuts will be demonstrated, and you will practice, basic felling cuts, 'dogstooth' cuts for trees weighted in the direction of fell, 'split-level' cuts for trees weighted against the direction of fell, and the 'safe corner' cut. Dealing with hung-up trees by severing the hinge and rolling or poling will also be completed, as will safe branch removal, crosscutting to a site specification and stacking.
Are There Any Pre-Requisites?
This course does have some pre-requisites, which are listed below:
- You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the training and assessment.
- You must have passed the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting assessment.
What Can I Progress To?
There are various options open to you, but the two most obvious (ground-based) routes would be:
If you are en-route to become an arborist, then as long as you have either the CS38, or Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, then you can take:
How Long Is This Course?
The duration of the course is 3 days. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability of training / assessment.
Where Is The Course Held?
Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.