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Chainsaws - Maintenance, Cross-cutting & Felling Small Trees (up to 200mm)

Course Aims ?
?identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate technique to deal with the particular situation
?correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 200mm diameter, and with the aid of wedges and/or a felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction
?remove limbs from felled trees and cross cut, handle and stack timber in a safe and efficient manner
?take down hung up trees using hand tools
?recognise situations where specialist help is required
NB: In undertaking the above objectives, the operator should wear the correct protective clothing, and be standing on firm ground. The chainsaw should never be operated above shoulder height.

Max No of Candidates - 4

Duration ? 4 Days

Awarding Body ? LANTRA ITA

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