This practical course is about the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw. The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species, as well as taking into account guide bar size and weather conditions.
This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees that are upright, trees that are weighted towards and that are weighted against a given felling direction.
After successful completion you will be able to safely fell and process small trees up to 380mm in diameter.
You will need to be at least 18 years of age and should hold a certificate of competence in the following units:
- Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting
Verification of these units must be produced prior to the start of the course.
You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical and assessment, leading to certification should take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course.
City and Guilds
This is a short course – 3-days of training plus a half day of assessment.
This course will take place between 9am-5pm. Days will be dependent on booking availability.
This course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only comfortable felling and processing trees up to 380mm but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines.
City and Guilds
On completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to safely fell and process trees up to 380mm in diameter.
You could also complete one of our other land-based courses.
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