Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP
Who is this course for?
Any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, utility industries, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance that is or will be required to operate a chainsaw from a MEWP.
The course is designed to prepare learners for assessment for NPTC Certificate of Competence units CS 47.
People involved in:
Learners must be trained in basic chainsaw maintenance, operation and felling small trees (equivalent to Lantra Awards course CLMC44X, NPTC CS 30 and 31) and the use of MEWP's (Lantra Awards course LAA2601 – 2608 or equivalent). If either skill area is new to the learner, an extended period of training may be provided to cover these subjects.
Learners must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions or on medication that could affect their judgement and safety.
Any convenient time of year, but adverse weather conditions, particularly strong winds and poor visibility may preclude the safe use of MEWPs.
Inexperienced learners may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.