Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling of Small Trees (formally CS30 & 31)
Date(s) - Monday, August 5th, 2019 - Friday, August 9th, 2019
Brampton Valley Training & Assessments
This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. This work will be carried out in a workshop or a woodland environment. “Routine” in this standard means corrective and preventative maintenance that is carried out daily or at regular intervals by the operator prior to and during work. Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections, severed uprooted stems, horizontal stems, or any timber in a similar situation. This describes the cross-cutting of trees or timber into either manageable sections or to a given length and diameter specification, either where trees have been felled (“at stump”), or at a conversion point to where trees or timber have been extracted. Cross-cutting operations are often carried out in conjunction with the snedding or de-limbing process.
AIMS OF THE COURSE:
- Gain an understanding of the regulations and safety requirements related to the use of the chainsaw
- Be able to operate and maintain the chainsaw to prescribed standards
- Crosscut timber to specified standards of accuracy, using safe & efficient techniques
- Present produce as specified to facilitate subsequent extraction or loading
- Fell safely and accurately trees up to 15” (30cms) in diameter
- Take down hung up trees using hand tools
- Process trees to specified standards of safety and quality
- Use appropriate aid tools and techniques for take down of lodged trees and directional felling (AFAG Guide 305)
- State the procedures for breakdown of hardwood crowns
- Protective clothing, safety regulations, AFAG guide 301, kinetic principles
- Machine components and functions, controls. Daily, weekly and periodic maintenance of the saw, guide bar and chain. Cold and hot starting techniques. Chain brake testing. Recommended fuel mixtures
- Cross cutting techniques and safety standards as specified in AFAG Guide 304. Roadside conversion and stacking. Handling aids
- Conversion of timber to given end product specification. Kinetic principles in moving produce. Aid tools, presentation in the wood – shortwood and whole pole. Disposal of arisings
- Factors affecting choice of felling direction – safety, tree form, climatic conditions, ease of subsequent timber movement, facilitation of extraction. Identification of potential hazards (entwined trees, butt rot etc.). Felling techniques and safety standards as specified in AFAG Guide 302, for trees up to 15” (30cms) diameter. Fell leaning trees.
- Snedding techniques and safety standards as specified in AFAG Guide 303
- Use of turning hooks, turning strap, lever, hand winches, double lever breaking bar, AFAG Guide 305
- Review of AFAG Guides 801, 802, 803 & 804
Assessment 12th or 13th August 2019.
Price £550 + £110 VAT + Assessment £235 Total £895
Bookings are closed for this event.
Posted on August 5th 2019