Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting and Felling up to 380mm (CS30, CS31)

A five day training course to learn the skills to maintain and operate a chainsaw for cross cutting and the felling and processing of small trees, including the felling of hung up trees. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Minimising environmental damage
  • Appropriate tools and PPE
  • Maintaining chainsaws
  • Safety features
  • Dealing with faulty chainsaws
  • Operations handbook
  • Functions and maintenance requirements
  • Maintaining the power unit
  • Chain types and filing information
  • Chainsaw reassembly and pre-start checks
  • Correct methods of waste disposal
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Inspecting timber
  • Legal and environmental factors for felling trees
  • Felling safeguards
  • Disease and decay in trees
  • Felling techniques for different trees
  • Preparing site, tree and escape route
  • Take down methods
  • Removing branches
  • Snedding/de-limbing
  • Ergonomic working methods
  • Safely moving and stacking timber

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Five Days

CS30 Assessments

CS31 Assessments

Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30)

A two day training course to learn the skills to maintain and operate a chainsaw for the cross cutting of timber. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Minimising environmental damage
  • Appropriate tools and PPE
  • Maintaining chainsaws
  • Safety features
  • Dealing with faulty chainsaws
  • Operations handbook
  • Functions and maintenance requirements
  • Maintaining the power unit
  • Chain types and filing information
  • Chainsaw reassembly and pre-start checks
  • Correct methods of waste disposal
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Inspecting timber
  • Cross-cutting timber
  • Ergonomic working methods
  • Grading logs
  • Safely moving and stacking timber

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Two Days

Felling of Trees up to 380mm (CS31)

A three day training course to learn the skills to fell and process small trees, including the felling of hung up trees.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisite – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30)

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Additional felling safeguardsa
  • Minimising environmental damage
  • Legislation
  • Identifying trees
  • Disease and decay in trees
  • Felling techniques for different trees
  • PPE
  • Tools and equipment
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Preparing site, tree and escape route
  • Take down methods
  • Removing branches
  • Snedding/de-limbing
  • Correct methods of waste disposal
  • Safely moving and stacking timber

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Three Days

Felling of trees over 380mm (CS32)

A four day integrated training and assessment course in the felling of medium and large trees. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisites – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30) and Felling of Trees under 380mm (CS31).

The course covers:

  • Hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Additional felling safeguards
  • Environmental damage and how to minimise it
  • Identifying and preparing trees
  • Disease and decay in trees
  • Felling techniques for different trees
  • Tools and equipment
  • PPE
  • Tools and equipment
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Preparing site, tree and escape route
  • Take down methods
  • Removing branches
  • Tension and compression
  • Snedding/de-limbing
  • Correct methods of waste disposal
  • Safely moving and stacking timber

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Four Days

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (CS38)

A five day training course to learn the skills to access a tree using a rope and harness and to undertake an aerial rescue operation. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Contacting emergency services
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Legal and environmental factors, and how to minimise them
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Species
  • Access equipment
  • Using and maintaining tools and PPE
  • Tree climbing equipment
  • Descending trees
  • Communicating with ground staff
  • Aerial rescue, techniques and planning
  • Rescue methods
  • Reporting incidents
  • Inspecting equipment

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Five Days

Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques (CS39)

A two day training course to learn the skills of operating a chainsaw in a tree whilst using a rope and harness.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisite – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30) and Felling of Trees under 380mm (CS31) Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (CS38)

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Hazard evaluation
  • Species
  • Using and maintaining tools and PPE
  • Legislation and equipment inspection
  • Environmental factors, and how to minimise them
  • Explaining different cuts
  • Tree section removal
  • Anchor points
  • Drop zones
  • Correct and safe waste disposal

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Two Days

Aerial Tree Pruning (CS40)

A three day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills of operating a chainsaw for pruning in a tree whilst using a chainsaw and a rope and harness.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisites – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30) and Felling of Trees under 380mm (CS31) Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (CS38) Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free Fall techniques (CS39)

The course covers:

  • Practical activities covering all aspects of tree pruning
  • Tree pruning at height
  • Use of rope and harness
  • Promoting health and safety and industry good practice
  • Aerial pruning of trees
  • Understand health and safety legislation

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Three Days

Aerial Tree Rigging (CS41)

A four day training course to learn the skills of taking down a tree whilst using a chainsaw and a rope and harness. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisites – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30) and Felling of Trees under 380mm (CS31) Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (CS38) Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free Fall techniques (CS39)

The course covers:

  • Identifying hazards and risks
  • Control measures
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Tree hazards
  • Environmental risk and minimising it
  • Limitations
  • Work site layout
  • Compatible components
  • Using and maintaining tools and PPE
  • Inspecting equipment
  • Drop zones
  • Anchor points
  • Anticipated loads and shock loading
  • How to use different equipment
  • Access and positioning methods
  • Suitable rigging and cuts to remove tree sections

Course duration: Four Days

Emergency Tree Worker

A three day course to learn the skills to dismantle a windblow tree. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisites – Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (CS30) and Felling of Trees under 380mm (CS31)

The course covers:

  • Emergency procedures
  • Initiating and maintaining communication
  • Hazards and risks
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Environmental risks and minimising them
  • Safe working areas
  • Emergency response kit
  • Using and maintaining equipment and PPE
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe use of the chainsaw
  • Securing unstable structures
  • Pulling equipment for felling different trees
  • Carrying out assisted fell operations
  • Tree crown breakdown
  • Safe disposal of waste
  • Restoring and securing a site

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Three Days

Powered Pole Pruner

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to maintain and operate a powered pole pruner and to learn pruning cuts.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

The course covers:

  • Hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Using and maintaining equipment and PPE
  • Powered pole pruner safety features
  • Function and maintenance of individual components
  • Maintaining chain and guide bars
  • Different chain types
  • Selecting correct filing information
  • Operators handbook
  • Reassembling the powered pole pruner
  • Environmental risks and minimising them
  • Safe disposal of waste
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe use of the pruner
  • Pruning methods
  • Removing branches
  • Process arisings

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One or Two Days

Forestry Clearing Saw

A one day integrated training and assessment course in the maintenance and use of the forestry clearing saw.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

The course covers:

  • Hazards and risks
  • Emergency procedures
  • Legislation
  • Safety features
  • Component function and maintenance
  • Clearing saw reassembly
  • PPE
  • Pre-start checks
  • Site inspection
  • Clearing saw safety and use
  • Post-operational checks

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One Day

Chainsaw from a MEWP

A one day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to operate a chainsaw for aerial tree work from a MEWP.  It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed in the qualifications.

Pre requisite – a valid in date Safe use of a MEWP qualification

The course covers:

  • Emergency procedures
  • Health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Risk assessment
  • Legislation
  • Environmental factors
  • PPE
  • Safe disposal of waste
  • Appropriate use and operation of MEWP
  • Regulations
  • Different types of MEWP
  • Safe working loads
  • Maintenance and operations manual
  • Set up of the MEWP and safety features
  • Pre-use checks
  • Warning signs and barriers
  • Dealing with an injured operator
  • Mechanical failures
  • Cuts on branches
  • Use of a pull/tag
  • Converting the MEWP to transport position

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One Day

Refresher courses

We run Lantra Awards accredited refresher courses, as well as bespoke refresher courses.

Please contact us via our contact page for further details, or fill in the form below.

Course duration varies dependant on course content.

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