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Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm - LANTRA Awards

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Course Description

To provide delegates with the knowledge to identify types of timber and potential hazards, as well as skills required to fell trees up to the guide bar length.

To provide delegates with the knowledge to identify types of timber and potential hazards, as well as skills required to fell trees up to the guide bar length.

Course Content

Theory

  • Correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 380mm diameter and with the aid of wedges and/or felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction
  • Identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate technique to deal with the particular situation
  • Recognise situations where specialist help is required

Practical

  • Remove limbs from felled trees and cross cut, handle and stack timber in a safe and efficient manner
  • Take down hung up trees using hand tools

Theory Correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 380mm diameter and with the aid of wedges and/or felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction Identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate...

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Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for the novice operator with little or no experience of chainsaw felling, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling to guide bar length. 
 
Pre-requisites

Please be aware that our chainsaw courses require candidates to be physically fit and free from medications or conditions that could affect your safety. 
We may conduct a small assessment of your abilities before undertaking this training.

 

This course is suitable for the novice operator with little or no experience of chainsaw felling, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling to guide bar length.    Pre-requisites Please be aware that our chainsaw courses require candidates to be physically fit and free from medications or conditions that could affect your...

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Additional Information

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a certificate from City and Guilds.

Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a certificate from City and Guilds.

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