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NPTC 0021-08 Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques

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This course covers the removal of single limb parts of tree canopy to the complete removal of trees without the use of rigging equipment and the removal of tree sections from the crown using free-fall or hand thrown techniques

Course content includes :

  • PPE
  • Sending the Saw aloft
  • General Saw handling
  • Use of Chainsaw from a rope and harness to remove medium sized lateral branches
  • Use of Slings
  • How to free a trapped Saw
  • Basic Target Pruning

Duration : 2 days
Times : 9am to 4.30pm

Entry Requirements

To carry out this course you must have already completed the Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30) and the Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) NPTC qualifications

You will also need to have passed the Accessing a Tree using Rope and Harness and Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue (CS38). You must be fit to undertake this training and aged 18+.