Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, utility industries, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance that is or will be required to operate a chainsaw from a MEWP. The course is designed to prepare candidates for assessment for NPTC Certificate of Competence unit CS 47.
Candidates will identify factors included in a risk assessment and state the relevant legislation and industry best practice in relation to the use of both the handsaw and chainsaw from a MEWP. Pre-work checks will be made and any faults will be recognized and corrected. The course covers PPE and the relevant checks that need to be undertaken by LOLER. The candidate will place the MEWP in a suitable position to remove lateral limbs and remove vertical stem sections. The pulling rope is to be correctly installed and the use of basic knots demonstrated.
Pre-Requisites: Course members must be trained and hold operator certification in basic chainsaw maintenance, operation and felling small trees (CS 30/31) and the operation of the MEWP.Note: Operators who already hold a MEWP qualification and NPTC chainsaw units CS30, 31, 38 AND CS39 would not normally be expected to require this training or to achieve the NPTC assessment unit CS47.
Duration: 1 Days – Practical, ½ Day – Assessment
Costs including MEWP, VAT and Registrations: £547.55 per person.
This course can also be completed as a refresher for those who need to maintain their qualification. Cost including VAT and Registration £297.20.
Courses that follow on from CS 47:
CS 32 – Fell & Process Trees Over 38mm in diameter
CS 38 – Climb Trees & Perform Aerial Rescue
CS 39 – Operate a Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness
CS 40 – Carry Out Pruning Operations
CS 41 – Undertake Sectional felling (Dismantling)
CS 42 – Carry Out Stump Protection Using Stump Protection Fluids by Simple Hand Held Equipment
CS 43 – Fell Utility Poles
CS 45 – Arboricultural Ground Worker
CS 46 – Re-Pollard Trees at a Maximum Height of 5 meters
CS 47 – Operate Chainsaw from a MEWP – You must already hold a MEWP award to do this.
CS 48 – Powered Pole Pruners
CS 50 – Damaged Tree Techniques