Use of Chainsaw from a MEWP Course (previously CS47) Unit 309 C&G
Working at height with a chainsaw can be dangerous, so it is essential that operators have the confidence and expertise in order to avoid any accidents.
Our Use of a Chainsaw from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are confident at height whilst using a chainsaw, and make you aware of the relevant health and safety guidelines ensuring that you stay protected.
This course will prepare you for the Level 3 City and Guilds/NPTC award in Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) .
Who is it for?
If you work in the arboriculture, forestry, utility industries, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance industries, and currently use, or are going to have to use a chainsaw from a mobile elevated work platform, then our ‘Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP’ course is for you. This course is physical, so you must be fit, and not on any medication that could affect your judgement or safety. This course is not for you if you suffer from vertigo or a similar condition.
In order to participate in this course candidates will need to have qualifications in Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting, and felling up to 380mm – Units 201 and 202 (CS30/31 as was) as well as a MEWP qualification (awarded by City and Guilds/NPTC or IPAF). If candidates do not have a MEWP qualification, this can be assessed alongside the Chainsaw from a MEWP qualification.
If necessary, we can provide Lantra Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training prior to attending this course, to prepare candidates for the City and Guilds/NPTC Level 3 award in Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP.
- Legislation and industry best practice in relation to MEWPs and chainsaw use
- Risk assessment
- Prepare MEWP for use
- Achieve work position
- Remove lateral limbs
- Final pruning cuts
- Tie basic knots and install a pulling rope
- Remove vertical stem sections
- Final clean up
- Title: Chainsaw from a MEWP
- Course Code: Unit 309 (previously CS47)
- Cost: £365+VAT per person to include registration, training, City & Guilds/NPTC assessment, certificate, and ID card (For those who already have a relevant MEWP qualification)
£405+VAT per person to include registration, training, City & Guilds/NPTC assessment, certificate, and ID card (For those who have MEWP training, but require the qualification)
Prices may vary depending on location and/or numbers
- Duration: 1 day training plus assessment
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting (Unit 201)
Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (Unit 202) and
Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Must hold a current MEWP Certificate - We can provide training for this.
Learners will require...
- Chainsaw safety helmet.
- Ear defenders.
- Visor or safety goggles.
- Chainsaw trousers (Type A).
- Chainsaw gloves.
- Chainsaws boots.
- Hi-viz clothing.
- Rear handled chainsaw (maximum bar length 15”), c/w maintenance tools.
- Fuel/oil in appropriate container for chainsaw.
- Packed lunch.