Sever Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw (Individual)

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Summary / introduction: 
Working on Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw is potentially very hazardous and it is essential to develop and maintain your skills and knowledge.
Target audience: 

This training course is aimed particularly at people who are required to deal with individual windblown trees in open settings. You will have prior chainsaw operating experience and be certificated in chainsaw maintenance and basic and advanced felling techniques.


This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn and develop skills, appropriate techniques and a knowledge of the safety guidelines required in order to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw in relation to dealing with windblown trees.

Once you have completed the course you will gain a certificate in training for dealing with individual windblown trees. 

Product objectives: 

Once you have taken this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify hazards and risks, and produce a risk assessment for the worksite
  • Agree appropriate emergency plans/procedures for the worksite
  • Organise site safety in compliance with current good practice and relevant health and safety legislation and state the procedures required
  • Assess windblown and damaged trees for hazards and risks
  • Select and prepare equipment required for dealing with damaged trees safely and effectively, including hand winches
  • Safely sever windblown trees up to and over 380mm in diameter, recognising tension and compression
  • Safely fell partially blown, leaning and damaged trees
  • Use a winch to control overhanging root plates and/or excessive side tension
Course / product type: 
Integrated Training & Assessment
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Work based
2 Day
Min number of learners: 
Max number of learners: 
Working with Trees / Chainsaws
Dealing with Windblown Trees