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NPTC 39 21 Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This qualification is about the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw. The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species as well as taking into account guide bar size and weather conditions. This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees that are upright, trees that are weighted towards and that are weighted against a given felling direction. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those who carry out felling of trees using a chainsaw.

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must have achieved City & Guilds 0039-20 Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting (or equivalent vers...

Course information

It covers risk assessment, emergency planning, legislation, industry best practice, environmental considerations, recognition of disease and decay, modification of felling methods, setting up supports, felling techniques and cuts, prestart checks, site preparation, dealing with hung up trees, aid tools, branch removal, dealing with brash, cross-cutting timber to length, stacking timber and waste disposal.

5 Days including assessment

One to one practical assessment with oral questioning by an NPTC City & Guilds approved assessor

NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm (39-21)

Level 2

Equipment not provided. Chainsaw can be hired at an additional charge.

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