Date(s) - 29/04/2019 - 30/04/2019
FULL Places available
This qualification is about the severing of root-plates from windblown or individual uprooted trees using a chainsaw. The trees will not be in a position that requires assistance from emergency services or utility companies. This covers trees that have been windblown or uprooted by storm damage, earth movement or other physical agent. The trees will be intermeshed in a complex fashion so that a planned order of approach will be necessary to complete the work. The order of work will often involve the severing and extraction of part-blown and wind-snapped trees prior to severing root-plates from fully blown stems. The trees will be both over and under guidebar length in diameter and will be both fully and partially uprooted. This also includes the severing of root-plates that overhang the chainsaw operator’s cutting position using mechanical or other appropriate machinery for restraint. This also describes the severing of partly blown (leaning) trees and the felling of wind-snapped (broken) trees with and without the tops attached. Winches or other appropriate machinery may also be used for restraint of trees with side tension or where the stem is likely to roll. Your work must conform to all current legislation and codes of practice. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those using chainsaws.