4 candidates from Pembrokeshire undertook training in Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness. Lantra Awards instructor James Archer delivered the course, which was held near Cardigan. This week long Lantra Awards course is designed to prepare candidates for NPTC City and Guilds assessment in units CS38 & CS39, which forms part of NPTC Chainsaw and Related Operations suite of qualifications.
This suite of qualifications in Chainsaws and Related Operations offers a range of practical assessments covering all aspects of chainsaw work. The core units CS30.1 and CS30.2 cover maintenance of the saw including recognition of safety features, chain sharpening, engine care and basic crosscutting material. The subsequent units CS31-48 build up in complexity through felling of various sizes of tree or utility poles, pruning operations form within the tree canopy, dealing with windblown trees and dismantling. The NPTC chainsaw qualifications are recognised in the HSE guidance as being the appropriate qualification route for professional chainsaw users.
For more information on training and these qualifications please call 01437 720730
Photos – James Archer