Fell Utility Poles

A1 Arborists Limited
In Wigton

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Location Wigton
Duration 2 Days
  • Course
  • Wigton
  • Duration:
    2 Days


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England
Starts On request
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England

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Course programme

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the Risk Assessment and Emergency procedures on a work site.
  • Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling of poles
  • Prepare pole and adjacent area for felling operation
  • Fell poles safely and accurately using an appropriate method
  • Start Date: On demand

    The assessment consists of 2 compulsory Parts:

    Part 1 Prepare Wooden Utility Poles for Felling

    Part 2 Fell Wooden Utility poles

    This unit covers Utility poles that are not connected to a circuit

    A minimum of two poles must be prepared and felled using an appropriate method

    Candidates must successfully achieve all Assessment Activities unless otherwise specified.

    Assessment site requirements

    The following should be available:

    • Utility Poles with conductors and stays removed
    • Rear handled chain saw in good condition [maximum recommended guide bar length: 380mm (15")]
    • Sufficient fuel and oil for the assessment, appropriate to saw model
    • Appropriate felling aids (e.g. felling lever, wedges, etc)
    • Hand or vehicle mounted winch and ancillary equipment complying with current legislation
    • In addition to the relevant requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998, any ancillary equipment used for this assessment must also comply with relevant requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 where applicable.

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