Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (previously CS39) Unit 204 C&G
Our use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are comfortable when using a chainsaw in a tree and aware of relevant health and safety guidelines.
Who is it for?
If you hold the NPTC Level 2 award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue – unit 203 (CS38 as was) this course is available to you.
You must already be qualified in chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and felling up to 380mm – units 201 and 202 (CS30 & CS31 as was), you must be physically fit, and not on any medication that could affect your health, and you must not suffer from vertigo.
This course provides the knowledge and skills required for you to successfully complete the City and Guilds/NTPC Level 2 award in Using a Chainsaw From a Rope and Harness.
- Understand the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness.
- Understand the safety considerations to be observed in organising a work site.
- Carry out pre-start checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques.
- Demonstrate techniques for hauling chainsaws into the tree and attaching them appropriately to the harness.
- Use appropriate techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions.
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of various step and sink cuts and correct final pruning cuts.
- Use top-handled and lightweight rear-handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner to remove light and medium weight branches.
- Understand and fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a competent ground person.
- Title: Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness
- Course Code: Unit 204 (previously CS39)
- Cost: £495+VAT including 2 days training, City and Guilds/NPTC assessment, certificate, and ID card
Prices may vary depending on location and/or numbers
- Duration: 2 days training plus assessment on a separate day
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting (Unit 201)
Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (Unit 202) and
Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue (Unit 203)
Learners will require...
- Chainsaw, Top or rear handled
- Climbing equipment
- Hand saw for tree work
- First aid kit
- Tools, fuel and oil
- Packed lunch