WINDBLOWN TREES

DEALING WITH WINDBLOWN TREES?

This Level 3 course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively deal with a range of situations relating to windblown trees.

WHAT IS COVERED?

As well as relevant legislation, risk assessments and emergency planning, the course looks at planning operations, securing root plates, severing the stem, dealing with side tension, branch removal, felling partially windblown trees and snapped trees and the use of reduction cuts for oversize stems.

The primary focus is on safety, rather than timber production, as windblown trees present a wide variety of potentially dangerous situations for the chainsaw operator.

PRE-REQUISITES

To undertake this Level 3 Award course, you must have successfully passed your NPTC assessments in:

  1. CS30 or the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting.
  2. CS31 or the Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Up To 380mm.
  3. CS32 or the Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm.

PROGRESSION

This course could be considered to be at the highest level of practical chainsaw operations, however you may also want to consider Emergency Treeworks, or Assisted Felling Operations.

Or how about the aerial suite of qualifications?

DURATION

This course typically consists of 3 days of training, followed by 1 day of assessment.

COURSE CODE

Course code: 0021-02.

COST

£535.00 (includes tuition and assessment fees).