This course leads to the NPTC CS32 Fell & Process Trees over 380mm diameter test. Trainees must already have their NPTC CS30 and CS31 qualifications as a pre-requisite. 

Course Content:

  • Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required.
  • Assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks.
  • Assess a leaning tree and the safest method of felling.
  • Make accurate cuts in the correct positions.
  • Delimb felled trees in a safe and methodical manner.
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths.
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guidebar.
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.
  • Assess a hung-up tree and the safest method of takedown.
  • Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective takedown.
  • Check on the safety of takedown tools.
  • Make accurate severing cuts in the correct positions.
  • Select and use hand tools safely.
  • Take down hung-up trees to a safe and stable position.
  • State unsafe practices which must not be adopted.

Course Length:

  • 2 days plus NPTC assessment