City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator (Formerly CS30 & CS31)
About the course
Unit 201 - Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System
Unit 202 - Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw
Unit 203 - Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm
This training course will cover modules required for the safe operation of a chainsaw on the ground, including working safely, maintenance of the chainsaw and cutting system, operational chainsaw checks, legislation and industry good practice and cross-cutting timber with a chainsaw. You will also cover felling and processing trees up to 380mm, removing branches from felled trees and taking down hung up trees.
Assessments will be arranged to take place after training has been completed (usually the following week).
You will be given the date and time during the training
Compulsory Equipment Required for "Use of Chainsaw" Courses
Helmet (Groundwork EN 397) with ear defenders and mesh visor ( complying with EN1731) (not exceeding 3 years old)
If you are considering progressing on to the tree climbing unit CS38 then a climbing helmet ( EN 12492) is recommended with ear defenders and visor
Chainsaw protective gloves* complying with EN 381-7
Chainsaw Trousers* – Type A (Minimum ) Type B (Preferred) for Ground Units only or Type C to include Tree climbing Work ( Chaps are not acceptable)
Chainsaw Boots* complying with EN345-2 (spats are not acceptable)
* These items should carry the CE chainsaw logo
Chainsaw - Max 15inch guide bar length with sufficient fuel and chain oil
Personal First Aid Kit (containing a large wound dressing)
Suitable non snag outdoor clothing including waterproofs, you should be prepared for all weather conditions.
General chainsaw maintenance equipment, including a chain filing kit etc.
Hi visibility vest, short sleeved is fine.
All PPE and chainsaw must be provided by the person attending it can not be borrowed from the college for the training or the assessment.
Further information view the following link http://www.hse.gov.uk/treework/safety-topics/chainppe.htm
Felling sites maybe up to 1 hour's drive from the main college and therefore to access these you must have your own transport (buses are not suitable)
C&G NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm Unit 301 (Formerly CS32)
The fees include NPTC administration, registration and assessment charges. Any re-tests are not included
PLEASE NOTE: Pre booking a course place is essential. See below for details.