Who is the course for?
Anyone who wishes to sever uprooted stems (Stems that are still attached to the root plate)
You must already have NPTC units 201,202,203 & 302 (CS30, CS31 and CS32) qualifications and have suitable and relevant experience.
2 days or 1 day for refresher
• Safe working practices
• Protective clothing
• Starting & pre-use checks
• Practical demonstrations & safe use
• A Safe working area, hazard analysis
• Use of Banksman
• Use of Winches
• Hazard analysis for uprooted stems attached to the root plate
• Hazard analysis for part blown / broken trees
• Different techniques for different situations
• Storage & transport.
• Legislative issues
• Environmental 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).
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 (min.1.6 tonnes) – tested and certificated Strops – tested and certificated. Shackles – tested and certificated. High Lift Wedges. Sledge Hammer.
Personal First Aid Kit (must include large wound dressing). Non-snag outer clothing.
Please bring packed lunch and drinks for each day.
This is a separate assessment with questions (about 3-4 hours) which individuals normally arrange with their local NPTC centre once they have completed their training.
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 16 years of age and be “physically fit”. Anyone under the age of 18 can only use a chainsaw under the supervision of a certificated operator. Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions