Operate the Chain Saw from a Rope & Harness

A1 Arborists Limited
In Wigton

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Location Wigton
Duration 3 Days
  • Course
  • Wigton
  • Duration:
    3 Days

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

Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

CS30, CS31 & CS38

Course programme

Start Date: On demand

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify, inspect and comment upon key parts of the equipment to be used.
  • Prepare the equipment for use ensuring the safety of themselves, other people and the environment.
  • Operate a chainsaw whilst maintaining a working position within the crown of a tree using a rope and harness.
  • CS39: Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.

    The candidate will be the climber and will be referred to as either the candidate or the climber in the following guidance.

    Candidates must successfully achieve all Assessment Activities unless otherwise specified.

    Assessment and site requirements:

    • The Assessor must be able and equipped to carry out an aerial tree rescue.
    • An experienced ground person must work under the direction of the candidate (the Assessor may act as the ground person).
    • The assessment should be undertaken on a medium sized open grown tree(s), with sufficient side branches at a reasonably low level.
    • The candidate should be equipped with a top or rear handled chainsaw in good condition with a maximum recommended guide bar length of 380mm (15”).
    • The candidate should be equipped with sufficient fuel and oil, appropriate to the make and model of the chainsaws, for the assessment.
    • The candidate should ensure that the worksite is signed as appropriate.
    • 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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