NPTC Unit 302 (CS34/35) Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw Course
NPTC Units: 302 – Sever Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw – 2-day course + Assessment
This qualification is about the severing of root-plates from windblown or individual uprooted trees using a chainsaw. This includes understanding and being able to promote health and safety and industry best practice, whilst understanding and being able to carry out the severing of trees using a chainsaw.
The trees will not be in a position that requires assistance from Emergency services of Utility companies
This course covers trees that have been windblown or uprooted by storm damage, earth movement or other physical agent. The trees will be intermeshed in a complex fashion so that a planned order of approach will be necessary to complete the work. The order of work will often involve the severing and extraction of part-blown and wind-snapped trees prior to severing root-plates from fully blown stems. The trees will be both over and under guidebar length in diameter and will be both fully and partially uprooted. This also includes the severing of root-plates that overhang the chainsaw operator’s cutting position using mechanical or other appropriate machinery for restraint.
This also includes the severing of partly blown (leaning) trees and the felling of wind-snapped (broken) trees with and without the tops attached. Winches or other appropriate machinery may also be used for restraint of trees with side tension or where the stem is likely to roll. Your work must conform to all current legislation and codes of practice.
This course is run over 2 days. Following training, the candidate is then assessed by an independently appointed NPTC Assessor, and successful candidates will receive an NPTC Certificate of Competence and NPTC Skills card.
- NPTC 201/202 (CS30) – Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
- NPTC 302 (CS31) – Felling Small Trees
- NPTC 301 (CS32) – Felling Medium Trees
Cost and Booking
Course fee: £560 per person (inc VAT)
A VAT exempt assessment of £165.00 is included in the cost.
Maximum 4 people.
We can also incorporate CS50 over an extra day for advanced users – please contact the office for further details 01732 811 162