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Assisted Felling Operations

Duration:          1 day Training with an optional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment 

Attendees:        max. 4 per course

Venue:              This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells, however this can also run at Llanidloes, in Powys.         
                         If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).

Pre-requisites:  Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting, Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm and Felling & Processing Trees over 380mm

Qualification:    0021-03

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the conditions necessary for the safe & effective use of the winch or rope, including legislative requirements and controls to prevent environmental damage.
  • Understand the differences between winch assisted and conventional tree felling and understand situations that can occur in felling trees using winch or rope assistance.
  • Understand the condition, controls & safety features of the pulling equipment component parts.
  • Understand the ancillary chokering & anchoring equipment & identify worn or damaged components and describe compatibility of components in the system.
  • Understand the preparation of the pulling system to assist in tree felling operation, including correct positioning and configuration of chokers/ slings and any intermediate pulleys and correct choice of anchor point.
  • A ‘’failsafe’’ required in the winching system such as the use of wedges by chainsaw operator to support to support tree during felling operation.
  • Understand setting up snatch block/pulley for offset pulling &describe and the hazards involved including the risk zones and increased loads imposed on the intermediate anchor point.
  • Agree a signalling system between winch operator and chainsaw operator and tension system as appropriate
  • Winch assisted tree felling operation, safe & effective, under control of chainsaw operator
  • To present produce as specified for subsequent extraction or loading.
  • To be able to work safely.

Course Information Sheet: Course Information Sheet - Assisted Felling Operations

To book please email enquiries@mwmac.co.uk