Chainsaw - Windblown Trees (NPTC)

Grounds Maintenance

Who should attend?

All staff who work with windblown trees using chainsaws.

Course aim

To provide delegates with the skills to safely sever uprooted or windblown trees using a chainsaw.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, candidates should be able to:-

  • Sever uprooted and windblown trees using a chainsaw
  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice in relation to windblown trees
  • Course content
  • Risk assessment and hazard identification
  • Emergency procedures
  • Minimising environmental damage
  • Use and maintenance of tools, equipment and PPE
  • Maintaining health & safety consistent with relevant legislation and good practise
  • Safe starting of chainsaw
  • Planning a system of work
  • Using banksman, operator communications and maintaining safety where machinery is present
  • Preparing sites and establishing escape routes
  • Preparing stems
  • Safety precautions and considering additional factors when using winches
  • Setting up winches
  • Using winch restraints when they are necessary for root plates and stems
  • Tension and compression
  • Severing root plates and hazards
  • Felling broken trees and safe removal using appropriate methods and tools
  • Severing partially uprooted and windblown trees
  • Methods of severing uprooted trees, under and over guide bar length in diameter
  • Cross cutting timber to length using a chainsaw
  • Stacking produce using appropriate aids and tools
  • Checking that the site and trees worked on are left tidy in a safe condition
  • Methods of waste disposal in line with legislation
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