Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(Formally CS31)

Felling and Processing Trees upto 380mm 20-40 (formally CS31)

The Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04 (CS31)  is the next step in a wide range of chainsaw qualifications.

This course will enable you to:

  • fell trees with the use of wedges and felling bars;
  •  carry out at least three different types of cut;
  •  identify potential hazards and stresses,
  •  select the appropriate techniques to assess and work with timber in compression or tension.

You will also know how to take down hung up trees safely and in line with relevant legislation, however you will also be able to recognise situations where specialist assistance might be required.

The training course has physical demands and requires the carrying and movement of equipment in woodland and forest environments.

Please note: The felling sites are located in remote locations in commercial forests within a 50 mile 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.

Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 (Formally CS31)

Prerequisite is Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-04 (formally CS30)

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site
2) Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling
3) Fell small tress safely and accurately using an appropriate method
4) Fell leaning trees using a safe technique
5) Remove branches safely in a manner appropriate to the branching habit
6) Cross cut stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter specification
7) Stack timber using appropriate manual handling techniques
8) Take down small hung up trees safely using appropriate hand tools

2nd – 4th July 2019 – spaces

13th – 15th August 2019 – spaces

10th – 12th September 2019 – spaces

15th – 17th October 2019 – spaces

19th – 21st November 2019 – spaces

17th – 19th December 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.

Training fee £285 +VAT = £342 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £175 per person (no VAT)

Total £517 per person

All fees are payable upon booking.

Three days for the training.

Half a day approximately for the assessment (on a forth day).

Please note that the assessments are To Be Confirmed (TBC) and you will be emailed with dates once the assessor has been scheduled, we do try to ensure that assessments are consecutive but can not guarantee this.

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.

Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04 City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2.

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.

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

8th January 2019

10th January 2019

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.

Three days, training fee £285 +VAT = £342 per person

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

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