Award in Felling and Processing of Trees over 380mm 21-112018-07-17T16:42:00+00:00

Award in Felling and Processing of Trees over 380mm 21-11

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 3

(Formally CS32)

Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm 21-11 (formally C232)

The Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm 21-11 course is suitable for people who have achieved the Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 (CS30) and Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380 mm 20-04 (CS31) or the Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation level 2 (CS30 & CS31).  It is for people who operate chainsaws to fell trees larger than the guide bar length.

This is a course for felling trees over 380 mm and involves the use of a winch plus the taking down trees that are hung up.  We will cover the relevant theory and practical experience to aid successful completion of the course.

Please bear in mind that this course has physical demands and requires the carrying of equipment in woodland and forest environment.

Please note: The felling sites are located in remote locations in commercial forests within a 50mile radius of Settle. You need to be able to drive, have a suitable vehicle for logging roads and make your own way to the felling site.

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Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm 21-11 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3

Prior to coming on this course you must have the Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation 20-03 & 20-04 (CS30 & CS31)

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.
2) Select equipment required for safe and effective felling.
3) Fell medium sized trees safely and accurately using an appropriate method.
4) Sned and / or de-limb medium sized trees.
5) Cross cut stems over guide bar length in diameter to a given specification.
6) Select winching equipment suitable for take down of a medium sized tree.
7) Take down a hung up medium sized tree with a winch.

Training fee £250 +VAT = £300 per person.

Assessment plus City and Guilds registration £186 no VAT per person.

Total £486 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

You will require:
1) Chainsaw footwear.
2) Chainsaw gloves.
3) Chainsaw trousers.
4) Helmet with ear defenders, visor and in date.
5) Chainsaw with bar no longer than 18″.

All other PPE and equipment can be supplied by Lowe Maintenance at no extra cost, under the proviso that any damages and / or losses are replaced by the candidate.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to check its suitability.

Two days training.

One day approximately for the assessment (on a third day).

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm 21-11 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

25th & 26th July 2018
Assessment 27th July 2018

20th & 21st August 2018

26th & 27th September 2018

22nd & 23rd October 2018
Assessment 24th October 2018

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

Do you need a refresher? HSE advises that you complete a refresher every 5 years, although some insurance companies state every 3 years. We can help. We tend to run the courses when we have a couple people requiring the same units for refreshing, if you get in touch we can add you to the list and let you know when the next refresher date is planned for.
Equally if you have a group of people we can put a date together just for you.

Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (formally CS32) – one day refresher £125 +VAT = £150 per person

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

Don’t need a qualification? Your insurance company are happy for formal training only? Then we can help. We can carry out formal training with no accredited assessment.

Two days, training fee £250 +VAT = £300 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

What’s my next steps?

Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw 21-02 (CS34 and CS35)
Emergency Tree Work Operations 21-05 (CS50)
Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 (CS38)
Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10 (CS48)
Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-53
Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper 20-57
Safe Use of Leaf Blower 14-24
ROLO: Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness