Tree Felling Techniques Using a Chainsaw in a Pest Control or Primary Sector Environment - Micro-Credential
Level of study
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Learners must be employed in the sector and unit 6917 (demonstrate basic chainsaw operation; or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills).
* Programme part of Government’s Free Trades Training initiative which may mean a subsidised price.
Designed to provide learners with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for and fell trees using a chainsaw as part of a wilding pines pest control programme, or in other primary sector environments where trees need to be removed.
Personal requirements for tree felling operations:
- tree felling equipment and accessories
- risks, control methods and special precautions
- work site and tree assessment and escape route
- felling cuts over 20cm diameter
- retreating and observing process
- cutting methods
- difficult situations requiring specialist skills and techniques.
Prepare for felling trees with a chainsaw:
- personal requirements
- associated risks
- felling plan, factors and impacts
- tree, work area preparation and escape route
- felling techniques
- retreat and observe
- alternative back-cutting technique.
Graduates will be able to:
- describe personal requirements for tree-felling operations
- demonstrate knowledge of risks associated with tree-felling
- demonstrate knowledge of the five-step felling plan
- demonstrate knowledge of tree-felling techniques
identify difficult tree-felling situations and associated specialist techniques
- prepare for felling trees with a chainsaw
- assess the site around the tree to be felled
- assess the tree to be felled
- prepare the work area and escape route
- safely fell trees using basic felling techniques
- retreat and observe the tree felling
- demonstrate alternative back-cutting techniques.