Join us for a 5 day Level 2 course in felling and processing trees, chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting aimed at those requiring these skills in their work, priority will be given to those living, working or volunteering in the Greensand Country area.

Course Information

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
  • Cross-cutting timber and felled timber
  • Felling
  • Branch removal – snedding and de-limbing
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clear site and chainsaw checks

Level 2 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

We work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure both the course’s content – and the materials we use – are in line with current safe working practices.

You’ll learn all the theory needed to use and keep a chainsaw running safely, with key sessions covering saw chain, guide bar, and power unit maintenance.

And you’ll gain hands-on experience of starting a chainsaw, run through all the pre-cutting tests and learn the skills needed to expertly cross-cut timber.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • Identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests – and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and decide which you can sort yourself and which will need the help of a service engineer
  • Select and identify the correct tools to enable maintenance and report on their serviceability
  • Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.

Course Details

The course will be delivered by Brampton Valley Training.

Please fill in this Application Form and return it to us once you have purchased your place (see below).

This course is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership.

Please see the Terms & Conditions for booking these events here.

 

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