Course type:
Professional

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross cutting & Felling of Small Trees 380mm

This is a five-day training course leading towards a City & Guilds NPTC assessment for the awards - Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting and Felling Small Trees up to 380mm (formerly CS30/31). The first two days of the course will be spent at Hartpury College with the following days spent in various woodlands around the county.

Course Content:

Safety clothing - HSE standards, various types
Safety regulations
Identification of safety features of chainsaw and legal requirements
Safety awareness and chainsaw use
Maintenance and working knowledge of power unit and cutting mechanism
Safe starting procedures
Safe use of chainsaw for cross cutting
Handling and stacking procedure
Cross cutting whole tree lengths
Safety awareness, site consideration and legal constraints
Related hazards of tree felling
Felling of trees up to guide bar length (recommended 15")
Branch removal techniques
Take down of hung up trees 
Progression

Protective Clothing includes:

Chainsaw boots
Chainsaw gloves
Chainsaw helmet with visor and ear muffs
Chainsaw trousers. Front protection only required for ground based courses (type/design A) however all round protection (type/design C) will be required if progressing on to Aerial courses

Chainsaw equipment includes:

Serviceable chainsaw (recommended 15 inch guide bar)
Chainsaw toolkit
sharpening files and gauges to suit cutting chain
appropriate spanners
screwdriver
soft brush and cloth for cleaning dirt from chainsaw parts
Chainsaw fuel mix and cutting bar oil for your chainsaw
Students must bring 2 passport sized photos, pen and notepad, packed lunch and suitable drinks

Note: Attendance on this course does not automatically achieve the Certificate of Competence

Assessment will take place on a separate day which will be arranged via the course tutor.

Price includes use of equipment and protective clothing, NPTC assessment and registration fees.

Additional

The locations will be advised daily and, as you will be required to make your own way there, please provide your own transport and ensure that you have an up-to-date road map for your convenience.

Students may use their own protective clothing and serviceable chainsaw as long as they comply with safety standards. Anyone who does not have their own equipment and protective clothing can obtain them from Hartpury College. If you have any particular clothing requirements, please contact us.

Dates 2019 - 2020

  • 12th to 16th August 2019

  • 16th – 20th September 2019
  • 21st – 25th October 2019
  • 25th – 29th November 2019
  • 6th – 10th January 2020
  • 10th – 14th February 2020
  • 16th – 20th March 2020
  • 20th – 24th April 2020
  • 18th – 22nd May 2020
  • 22nd – 26th June 2020
  • 20th – 24th July 2020

Cost:

  • £785

Time:

  • 9:00 - 16:30

Booking:

To book your place, click on the below link. You will be taken to our online shop where you can select your date and complete the payment.

If you wish to pay by invoice, you will need to contact us by 28 days before the course start date. Payment of the invoice will need to be received by 14 days before the course start date to secure the place.

If you have any queries, you can contact us by phone on: 01452 702 529 or email shortcourses@hartpury.ac.uk

In the event of a cancellation by the student, the College will refund tuition fees for each prospective student at the following rates:

I. Up to 30 days prior to the course start, refund of fees less a £50 administrative charge
II. Less than 14 days’ notice, nil.

If the College postpones the course and is unable to provide a mutually agreeable alternative, any fees will be refunded in full.

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Course Duration

5 Day
Duration:
5 Day course
Course type:
Part Time
Part-time study options available

Why study Professional at Hartpury University?

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre specialises in providing professional courses and apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors, from land-based, animal and equine to education, health and safety and food and drink.


These are designed to meet the needs of local employers, enabling them to source the right training at the right price to upskill their employees, as well as to provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students right on their doorstep.


Our diverse team of trainers all have extensive industry experience in their specialist areas and are on hand to provide bespoke business advice, support and training.

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