Chainsaw-Felling Small Trees CS31 (CS0961)

Lantra or N.P.T.C. Certification

This three day course is suitable for anyone requiring training or certification for insurance or work purposes. The course deals with trees 7in to 15in diameter at cutting height as part of N.P.T.C. Unit 31. Trainees should be trained to N.P.T.C. Unit 30 or Lantra equivalent standard prior to the course.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £340 + VAT including Lantra assessment.Does not include NPTC certification. For NPTC price see assessment price list

Venue: to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

Duration: 3 days

Requirements: NPTC unit CS30 (CS0960)

Leads to NPTC unit CS31 (CS0961)

The course will cover the following:

  • 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.
  • 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 a felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction.
  • 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.
  • Recognise situations where specialist help is required.
For more information click here to view the City & Guilds scheme documentation.

Date of next course:

16th, 17th, 18th October 2018

27th, 28th, 29th November 2018

Other Dates are available on application

Assessments:Lantra assessments are taken during the two days of training. NPTC unit are taken after the course by independent assessors. Please note that NPTC assessment dates will be given to you at the time of booking training. Should these be changed, a surcharge will be made.

Next Steps: Leads on to CS32 (CS0962) (Felling Medium Trees), CS39 (CS0967) and CS40 (CS0968)

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