Felling Medium Trees (380 – 760mm diameter)

Felling Medium Trees (380 – 760mm diameter) CLMC52X/R

Who is the course for?

A 3 day practical course is for those who need to learn how to safely and accurately fell medium sized trees and then de-limb and cut the tree into a required length.

You will need to have attended the basic courses in this series, or their equivalent, and/or have CS30/31. This can also be taken as a 1 day refresher but evidence of experience is required.


  • identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site
  • organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks
  • fell trees, which have a diameter greater than the effective cutting length of the guide bar but not twice the guidebar length. Guidebar length not greater than 380mm/15”
  • assess a leaning tree and the safest method of felling
  • make accurate felling cuts in the correct position
  • delimb felled trees in a safe and methodical manner
  • crosscut timber accurately to required lengths
  • assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guidebar
  • handle and stack timber in a safe manner
  • assess a hung up tree and the safest method of take down
  • select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective takedown
  • check on the safety of takedown tools, including hand winch
  • make accurate severing cuts in the correct positions
  • select and use hand tools safely
  • take down hung-up tress using a hand winch to a safe and stable position
  • state all unsafe practices which must not be adopted.

Course Details:

A non-assessed training  course to prepare for CS32.

Duration: 3 days practical training or a 1 day refresher for experienced operators who already hold an NPTC qualification or who can verify they have had minimum of 2 years experience.

Maximum of 4 trainees per course.  Each candidate must have a chainsaw and PPE.

Certification gained: Lantra Certificate of Attendance. Successful completion of this course will prepare trainees for assessment for NPTC “Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw & Related Ops – Fell & Process Medium  Trees – CS 32

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