Chainsaw-Felling Small Trees CS31 (CS0961)

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 and leads to the 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.


Course prerequisite: Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30) Good physical fitness is essential, and delegates must be over 16years of age. 

Certificating Body: Lantra and NPTC

Course Length: 3 day

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £340 + VAT and NPTC Certification Cost

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

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.
  • Equipment: Click here for Equipment list

For more information click here to view the City & Guilds scheme documentation.

Assessments: Lantra assessments are taken during the three 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 by the client, a surcharge will be made.

Other courses in this series include:

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