City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

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This qualification 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. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those who carry out felling of trees using a chainsaw.

The qualification comprises one mandatory unit and candidates must successfully achieve all assessments both practical and oral activities within this unit to complete the qualification.

These are:

Fell and process trees using a chainsaw

 Be able to work safely 

Be able to fell and process trees up to 380mm

 Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice

 Know how to remove branches from felled trees using a chainsaw 

Know how to take down hung-up trees

Entry Requirements The City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (previously called CS31) is designed for those candidates who have already achieved the City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-cut (previously called CS30) and who want to progress on to felling trees.

This is a three-day course depending on experience with an additional 1.5 hour assessment by an independent assessor. The training can be carried out at Rowdefield Training or in the workplace subject to the correct criteria.

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