CS31 Felling Small Trees
NPTC unit CS31 – 4 day Lantra CLMC 43 X
CS31: The Felling Small Trees course covers site safety and risk assessment, assessing individual trees for hazards, standard felling cuts, and specialist cuts for trees which lean backward slightly or lean forward severely. Inevitably trees will sometimes get hung-up, so the candidate is shown how to take down hung-up trees safely, and is also taught why certain procedures are unsafe and should not be used. Processing felled trees is then covered, including correct de-limbing and cross-cutting to length and understanding tension and compression in felled timber.
Following training, the candidate is then assessed by an independently appointed NPTC Assessor, and successful candidates will receive an NPTC Certificate of Competence.
A pre-requisite for this course is CS30 – Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (NPTC 201 / 202)
This course is run over 4-days. The NPTC Assessments are taken the next day (where possible) following the training.
The CS31 assessment contains 4 compulsory parts:
- Part 1 Fell Small Trees
- Part 2 Remove branches by appropriate method
- Part 3 Crosscut felled trees
- Part 4 Takedown of hung-up trees using hand tools
Cost and Booking
Course fee: £690 pp (inc VAT)
A VAT exempt assessment £115 is included in the cost.
Maximum 4 people
10% discount on net training cost is available if a client provides all 4 trainees for the course.
Climbing kits, saws and PPE are available for use by candidates who do not yet have their own equipment. Please contact the office for cost.