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City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence in Felling and Processing Medium Trees Over 380mm and up to 760mm (Formerly CS32)

About the course

Unit 301 - Fell and Process Trees over 380mm

This level three unit covers trees whose effective diameter at felling height is over 380mm. This course will help you to understand and identify risk assessments and emergency procedures on the work site to promote knowledge of health and safety legislation and industry good practice. You will be able to fell trees and process over 380mm as well as removing branches on felled trees and dealing with taking down hung up trees.

Entry Criteria

Pre-requisite units – 201 (CS30.1) 202 ( CS30.2) 202 (CS31)

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 Assessment

Assessments will be arranged to take place following the course. This is dependent on assessor availability

Progression C&G NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Assisted Felling

Candidate Quote

"Excellent course and excellent tuition"

BD - Coppell, Lancashire

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