Use of a Saw from a Rope & Harness (Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Freefall Techniques)
Duration: 2 days 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 or at our site locally to Abbey Cwm Hir, 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: Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue, Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting, Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm
Qualification: 0021-08 - previously known as CS39
- To be aware of the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to tree climbing and use of chainsaw from a rope and harness.
- To be aware of the safety considerations to be observed in organising the work site. Is aware of the range of PPE appropriate to the Work Positioning System.
- To be able to use appropriate techniques for movement within the crown and to establish secure and comfortable work positions.
- To understand the importance of, and is able to apply, correct final pruning positions, the 1-2-3 method of branch removal and the appropriate use of step and sink cuts.
- To be able to use top-handled and rear handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner to remove light and medium-weight branches.
- To recognise and is able to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a competent grounds man.
- To present produce as specified for subsequent extraction or loading.
- To be able to work safely.
Course Information Sheet: Course Information Sheet - Use of Saw from a Rope & Harness