Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 and Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-042018-11-15T13:49:21+00:00

Chainsaw maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-03 & 20-04

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(Formally CS30 & CS31)

Chainsaw maintenance, Cross cutting and Felling and Processing Trees upto 380mm 20-03 and 20-04 (formally CS30 and CS31)

The CS30 – CS31 is a 4 day practical course for people with little or no experience of chainsaws, who require certification in the safe use of chainsaws and the felling and processing of trees up to 380 mm, in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Regulations.

This chainsaw course enables candidates to: successfully identify the required personal protective clothing; apply the Health and Safety law surrounding chainsaw operation, maintenance and performance; know how to take corrective action should a problem arise such as freeing trapped saws from logs; follow starting procedures and pre-start checks and adopt the correct stance and posture.

The course will also teach you to: fell trees using wedges and felling bars; carry out at least three different types of cut; identify potential hazards and stresses and select the appropriate techniques to assess and work with timber in compression or tension. You will also be trained in how to take down hung up trees safely and in line with relevant legislation.

Please be aware that this course has physical demands for example carrying equipment in woodland and forest environments.

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 Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting (20-03) and Felling and processing of trees up to 380mm (20-04).

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Understand operator safety during chainsaw maintenance.
2) Carry out routine and periodic maintenance of a chainsaw.
3) Start and check a chainsaw before use.
4) Understand operator safety during chainsaw use.
5) Safely cross cut timber that is less than a guide bar in diameter.
6) Stack cross cut timber.
7) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.
8) Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling.
9) Fell small tress safely and accurately, using an appropriate method.
10) Fell leaning trees using a safe technique.
11) Remove branches safely and in a manner appropriate to the branching habit.
12) Cross cut stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter specification.
13) Stack timber using appropriate manual handling techniques.
14) Take down small hung up trees safely using appropriate hand tools.

Training fee £375 +VAT = £450 per person

Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £312 per person (no VAT).

Total £762 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking,

You will require:
1) Chainsaw footwear.
2) Chainsaw gloves.

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.

Four days for the training.

One day approximately for the assessment (on a fifth 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 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm 20-04.

3rd – 6th December 2018 – 1 space

10th – 13th December 2018 – 4 spaces (part funded)

14th – 17th January 2019 – 2 spaces

18th – 21st February 2019 – spaces

11th – 14th March 2019 – spaces

1st – 4th April 2019 – spaces

13th – 16th May 2019 – spaces

3rd – 6th June 2019 – spaces

1st – 4th July 2019 – spaces

12th – 15th August 2019 – spaces

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 four 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.

Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting 20-03 (formally CS30) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

Felling and processing trees upto 380mm 20-04 (formally CS31) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 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 £300 +VAT = £360 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

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