This training course will give you all the knowledge and skill you need to operate a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP). This includes the set up and operation of a MEWP. Trainees must already hold a recognised MEWP Certificate before attending this course.

Course Content:

  • The legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from a MEWP
  • The safety considerations to be observed in organising a worksite
  • The equipment to be used and the inspection intervals
  • Selecting which type of MEWP to use
  • Carrying out pre-work checks on the MEWP
  • Recognising and correcting faults on the MEWP
  • Checking the site for hazards
  • Understanding how to deal with emergencies
  • Operating the MEWP to achieve suitable work position
  • Removing lateral limbs using both handsaw and chainsaw
  • Removing vertical stem sections using a chainsaw
  • Correctly installing and positioning a pulling rope
  • How to tie basic knots – running bowline, timber hitch and clove hitch
  • Preparing MEWP for transport and tidy site

Course Length:

  • 1 - 2 days depending on experience plus NPTC Assessment