Who is the course for?
Anyone using a chainsaw wishing to fell trees over 380mm (15”) at felling height.
You must have an NPTC CS30 and CS31 or 201,202 & 203 qualification, and have suitable and relevant experience.
3 days ITA course. 1 day for refresher.
• Safe working practices
• Protective clothing
• Starting & pre-use checks
• Practical demonstrations & safe use
• A safe working area, hazard analysis
• Preparation, felling & de-limbing
• Storage & transport
• Legislative issues
• Pre-NPTC Assessment guidance.
What should you bring to the course?
Full Personal Protective Equipment: chainsaw helmet (with mesh visor & ear defenders),
chainsaw gloves, steel toe-capped chainsaw work boots, chainsaw trousers (Type C).
Non-snag outer clothing.
Chainsaw (maximum recommended guide bar length 380mm 15”, preferably over 40cc in good working order with the manual) Please make sure that the chain on the saw is serviceable, if in doubt bring a spare chain with the supplied box. Tool kit to include sharpening equipment, knock-in vice, depth gauge, raker, plug spanner & screwdrivers.
Fuel/2 stroke & chain oil. Felling Lever/Breaker Bar. Plastic Wedges.
Hand winch – tested and certificated. Strops – tested and certificated. Shackles – tested and certificated. High Lift Wedges. Sledge Hammer.
The above can be hired for the course but not the assessment.
Personal First Aid Kit (must include large wound dressing). 2 Passport Photos.
Please bring packed lunch and drinks for each day and sufficient warm clothing & wet weather gear to allow for weather conditions. Sun protection is advised for those rare occasions that we see it – minimum recommended is SPF 15 but this can be higher depending on skin type.
(This is not a part of the course):
This is a newly introduced (June 2013) ITA – Integrated Training & Assessment course so the instructor can now assess candidates during the course. Please contact us for updated arrangements as you will need to pre-register for the assessments.
Assessment Schedule available at http://www.nptc.org.uk/qualificationschemes.aspx?id=3
On successful completion of assessment -NPTC Certificate of Competence
Refresher Training is recommended about every 3 years.
Come and join us at our next ‘open course’ – please contact us for details or check
our website for dates and prices
Do you have a group?
Our instructor may be able to come to your site/workplace – please ask for details
All trainees must be over 18 years of age, in good health. Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions