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Ground based chainsaw operation (CS30 and CS31)

  • Posted On: 25 August 2017

The Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) is a 4-day practical course which is for people with little or no experience of chainsaws, who require a certification in the maintenance and safe use of chainsaws and the felling and processing of trees up to 380mm, in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Regulations.

The Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) training course will enable candidates to: successfully identify the required personal protective clothing; locate the various standard marks; associate the Health and Safety surrounding chainsaw operation, maintenance and performance; know how to take corrective action should a problem arise such as freeing trapped saws from logs; follow starting procedures and pre start checks, and the correct stance and posture.

It will also enable candidates: to fell trees with the use of wedges and felling bars; to carry out at least three different types of cut; to identify potential hazards and stresses and select the appropriate techniques to assess and work with timber in compression or tension. To know how to take down hung up trees safely and in line with relevant legislation, however they will also be able to recognise situations where specialist assistance might be required.

The training course has physical demands and requires the carrying and movement of equipment in woodland and forest environments.

Assessment is one day.

Training fee £350 – paid through the stories in stone project
Assessment fee £265 – payable by candidate upon booking

These courses are being subsidised through Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Terms and conditions apply to attend a subsidised course, please contact Lowe Maintenance for more information.

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