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By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Understand risk assessment procedures
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks
  • Prepare trees to be felled and escape routes
  • Fell trees which have a diameter up to 200mm/8” safely and accurately using different techniques
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and effective manner
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • State techniques that must not be used for the takedown of hung-up trees.

The finer details

Our course is a balanced mix of theory and practice.

You'll be guided through all the relevant health and safety guidelines to ensure you stay protected on the job.

After a look at pre-work preparation, you'll then move on to the hands-on aspect of the course.

All the appropriate techniques will be taught, from felling to site clearance.

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Preparation
  • Felling techniques
  • Branch removal – snedding and de-limbing
  • Taking down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clearing site and chainsaw checks.

Worth noting: This a physically demanding course, so you'll need at least a minimum level of fitness.

Delivery method

Theory/practical

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for people who work in; Agriculture, Horticulture, Woodland industries, Local Authorities, Conservation, Construction, Land-based industries.

Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness is required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage any learner it is an essential requirement.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Understand risk assessment procedures
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks
  • Prepare trees to be felled and escape routes
  • Fell trees which have a diameter up to 200mm/8” safely and accurately using different techniques
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and effective manner
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • State techniques that must not be used for the takedown of hung-up trees.

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