Level 2 Award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm (formerly NPTC CS31)
Felling and processing of trees up to 380mm
NPTC Assessment Unit 002004
This course is aimed at people wanting to learn how to safely fell coniferous or broad leafed trees up to 380mm in diameter and to process them safely and efficiently.
The course is suitable for people pursuing a career in forestry or arboriculture or for anyone needing to carry out felling on their own land.
This three day field based course will provide the candidate with all the skills and knowledge required to undertake the NPTC Level 2 Unit 002004 assessment.
Upon the completion of this course, the candidate will:
- Have gained an understanding of relevant industry health & safety legislation and risk assessment;
- Understand the Personal Protective Equipment required for tree felling;
- Be able to assess individual trees for hazards prior to felling;
- Be competent in carrying out standard felling cuts on trees up to 380mm, as well as more specialist cuts for trees which are leaning backward slightly or leaning forward;
- Understand the dangers involved it dealing with hung up trees and have the skills and knowledge to deal with them safely;
- Be able to safely and efficiently remove the branches from the felled trees as well as cross cut them into specified lengths;
- Have learned the correct lifting techniques for moving and stacking timber on site.
Appropriate chainsaw for ground use (between 40-60 cc with a guide bar length of around 15”), fuel/oil, maintenance tools, felling lever and timber tongs.
PPE Required: Chainsaw trousers Class 1 type A or C, chainsaw boots, chainsaw helmet with ear and eye protection, chainsaw gloves.
All equipment is available to hire at an additional cost including PPE. Please enquire for details.
Pre-requisites for this course: Cross cutting and chainsaw maintenance (NPTC 002003 or CS30)
Three days training with assessment on a separate day
Training £345 per person plus VAT
Assessment £150 per person
9, 10, 11 December with assessment on 14 December 2020 – sold out
11, 12, 13 January 2021 with assessment on 14 January 2021 – sold out
24, 25, 26 February 2021 with assessment on 2 March 2021 – sold out
14, 15, 16 April 2021 with assessment on 20 April 2021 – sold out
28, 29, 30 April 2021 with assessment on 4 May 2021 – 1 place left
12, 13, 14 May 2021 with assessment on 17 or 18 May 2021
Refresher courses are also available either with or without assessment. Please enquire for details.
GROUND BASED COURSES
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE AND CROSS CUTTING (FORMERLY NPTC CS30)
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FELLING AND PROCESSING TREES UP TO 380MM
(FORMERLY NPTC CS31)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FELLING AND PROCESSING TREES OVER 380MM
(FORMERLY NPTC CS32)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SEVERING UPROOTED OR WINDBLOWN TREES USING A CHAINSAW
(FORMERLY NPTC CS34, CS35)
AERIAL / CLIMBING BASED COURSES
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN TREE CLIMBING AND AERIAL RESCUE (FORMERLY NPTC CS38)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL CUTTING OF TREES WITH A CHAINSAW USING FREEFALL TECHNIQUES (FORMERLY NPTC CS39)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL TREE PRUNING (FORMERLY NPTC CS40)
LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL TREE RIGGING (FORMERLY NPTC CS41)
UTILITY ARBORICULTURE BASED COURSES
LEVEL 3 NPTC UA1 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE
LEVEL 3 NPTC UA2 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE
LEVEL 3 NPTC UA5 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE
FIRST AID / HEALTH & SAFETY
EMERGENCY FIRST AID +F
BASIC INTRODUCTION TO CHAINSAW USE AND MAINTENANCE
SRT (SINGLE ROPE TECHNIQUE)
IN ADDITION TO TRAINING & ASSESSMENTS WE ALSO OFFER A FULL LOLER INSPECTION SERVICE FOR CLIMBING AND RIGGING KITS.
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