OverviewCompetence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate
Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness is for individuals who use chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries. It will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to use chainsaws from a rope and harness safely, to industry standards in line with current legislation.
Topics covered include risk assessment, emergency planning, legislation, industry best practice, environmental considerations, tree condition, tools and equipment, pruning techniques, and pruning from a rope and harness.
To achieve this qualification candidates must successfully achieve a one to one practical assessment with oral questioning by an NPTC City & Guilds approved assessor.
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This course is suitable if you have a good level of physical fitness and have completed the Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award (previously known as CS30), Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm NPTC Level 3 Award (previously known as CS31), and Climb Trees & Perform Aerial Rescue NPTC Level 2 Certificate (previously known as CS38).
Units on this course include:
- Risk assessment & emergency procedures
- Equipment selection
- Preparation and inspection
- Chainsaw operation in the crown of the tree.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Identify, inspect and comment upon key parts of the equipment to be used
- Prepare the equipment for use ensuring the safety of themselves, other people and the environment
- Operate a chainsaw whilst maintaining a working position within the crown of a tree using a rope and harness
You can also study the NPTC Certificate of Competence as an additional course.
The assessment for NPTC course normally takes place 10-14 days after the initial training and is a full day, the price is included in the course price.
This course will be beneficial to your career if you are working in the horticulture or arboriculture industries, or if you are self-employed as a tree surgeon.
To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.
For those just needing a refresher please contact our sales team on 01234 291747 who can advise you further.
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.
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- Tees Valley
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