Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
Who is the course for?
This course is a combination of the 2 day Cross Cutting and Maintenance and the 4 day Felling Small Trees up to 380 mm. This course will be suitable for you if you work in, or are looking to work in any of the following industries:
- Local Authorities
Please Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness will be required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage you as a learner, it is an essential requirement
Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a worksite
- Organise site safety and state the procedures required
- Assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks
- Fell trees which have a diameter less than the effective cutting length of a guide bar (guide bar length not greater than 380mm/15”)
- Assess a leaning tree and the safest method of felling
- Make accurate felling cuts in the correct positions
- De-limb felled trees in a safe and methodical manner
- Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
- Assess and explain the terms tension and compression in timber
- Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
- Handle and stack timber in a safe manner
- Assess a hung-up tree and the safest method of takedown
- Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective takedown
- Check on the safety of takedown tools
- Make accurate severing cuts in the correct positions
- Select and use hand tools safely
- Take down hung-up trees to a safe and stable position
- State techniques which must not be used for the takedown of hung-up trees
- Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks.
- Identify safety and health features on a chainsaw.
- Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication.
- Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner.
- Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests.
- State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks.
- Organise site safety and state the procedures required.
- Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention.
- Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability.
- Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook.
- Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths.
- Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
- Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar.
- Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.
An Integrated training and assessment (ITA) only.
Duration: 5 days
Maximum of 4 trainees per course. Each candidate must have a chainsaw and PPE.
Certification gained: Lantra Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.
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