Brian Charman & Associates Forestry & Arboriculture Training
Brian Charman & AssociatesForestry & Arboriculture Training

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Course detail

Tree felling up to 380mm

Course No:-      Title:-

 1.1                   Chainsaw Cross Cutting and Maintenance

                         This is the foundation course required to use a chainsaw for work.

                         Course content:-

                         1. Legislation relevant to chainsaw use and PPE.

                         2. Current safety procedures.

                         3. Maintenance of the power unit.

                         4. Guidebar and chain maintenance.

                         5. Safe starting procedures.

                         6. Crosscutting techniques including the introduction of boring cuts.

                         7. Stacking of produce.

            

                         On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                         assessment 002003 L2 (This has replaced the NPTC CS30 assessment). The assessment

                         will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                         Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

                         

                         Duration:- 2 days.

                         Course cost:- £200.00

                         Assessment cost:-£128.00

 

 

 

1.2                    Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm diameter.

                         This course covers felling small trees up to 380mm diameter at felling height.

                         Course content:-

                         1. Risk assessments and current legislation relating to tree felling.

                         2. Machine maintenance and preparation.

                         3. Site safety and preparation.

                         4. Felling using the appropriate cuts for the situation.

                         5. Snedding/de-limbing.

                         6. Felling leaning trees.

                         7. Takedown of hung-up trees using hand tools.

                         8. Crosscutting and stacking produce.

                         9. Procedures for takedown with a hand winch.

 

                         On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                         assessment 002004 L2 (This has replaced the NPTC CS31 assessment). The assessment

                         will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                         Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                         Duration:- 3 days.

                         Course cost:- £300.00

                         Assessment cost:-£104.00

 

  

 

1.3                     Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm in diameter.

                          This course covers the felling of trees over 380mm in diameter at felling height.

                          Course content:-

                          1. Risk assessments and current legislation relating to tree felling.

                          2. Machine maintenance and preparation.

                          3. Site safety and preparation.

                          4. Felling using the appropriate cuts for the situation.

                          5. Snedding/de-limbing.

                          7. Takedown of hung-up trees using winches.

                          8. Crosscutting and stacking produce.

 

                          On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                          assessment 002004 L2 (This has replaced the NPTC CS31 assessment). The assessment

                          will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                          Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                          Duration:- 3 days.

                          Course cost:- £300.00

                          Assessment cost:-£139.00



 

 

   1.4                  Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a chainsaw        

                          This course is for those who deal directly with storm damaged trees.

                          Course content:-

                          1. Regulations and current safety legislation relating to windblow.

                          2. Correct techniques to sever trees from rootplates.

                          3. Fell partially blown and leaning trees.

                          4. Process broken trees with attached hanging tops that touch the ground.

                          5. Use a winch to control excessive side tension and/or overhanging rootplates.

                          6. Process multiple windblown trees and present produce as specified to

                             faciltate subsequent extraction or loading.

            

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment 002102 L3 (This has replaced the NPTC CS34/5 assessment). The assessment

                           will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                           Duration:- 4 days.

                           Course cost:- £325.00

                           Assessment cost:-£180.00

 

 







  1.5                    Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

 



                            This course is the basic requirement for any tree climbing related

                           work.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Legislation relating to tree climbing.

                           2. Climbing equipment, PPE and LOLER regulations.

                           3. Climbing hazards and risks.

                           4. Techniques for safe and efficient ascent and descent.

                           5. Rescue of an injured climber.

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment 002013 L2 (This has replaced the NPTC CS38 assessment). The assessment

                           will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                           Duration:- 5 days.

                           Course cost:- £400.00

                           Assessment cost:-£124.00

 

 

1.6                      Aerial Tree Pruning

 

                           This course covers the basic pruning cuts using both rear handled and

                           top handled chainsaws.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Legislation and safety guidelines relating to tree pruning.

                           2. Organisation of the worksite.

                           3. Appropriate techniques for moving within the crown of the tree and

                               establishing  a secure and comfortable work position.

                           4. Applying the correct pruning cuts using step and sink cuts.

                           5. Felling upright stems.

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment 002113 L3 (This has replaced the NPTC CS39 assessment). The assessment

                           will take place as soon as possible following the training.

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 



                           Duration:- 2 days.

                           Course cost:- £259.00

                           Assessment cost:-£104.00

 

1.7                      Chainsaw Refresher Training

 

                           Chainsaw refresher training is recommended by the Health & Safety Executive

                           every 24 to 36 months. The course duration and cost will vary on the areas you need to

                           cover.

 

                           Please contact us for a tailor made refresher course and price.

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 

 



                           Duration:- 1-3days.

                           Course cost:- £P.O.A

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

WCH01                Woodchipper Training

 

                           This course covers the use of trailed, tracked or tractor mounted chippers.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Legislation relating to woodchippers.

                           2. PPE

                           3. Pre-use checks, daily maintenance and post-use checks.



                           4. Use of approved techniques for chipping brash and timber.

                           5. Clearing blockages in the infeed and discharge chutes.

                           6. Correct disposal of waste material.

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment ASG02 L2. The assessment will take place as soon as possible following the

                           training. 

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:-£89.00

 

 



STG01                 Stumpgrinder Training

 

                           This course covers the use of wheeled or tracked stumpgrinders.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Legislation relating to stumpgrinders.

                           2. PPE

                           3. Pre-use checks, daily maintenance and post-use checks.

                           4. Use of approved techniques for grinding out stumps.

                           5. Changing grinder teeth.

                           6. Correct disposal of waste material.

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment ASG 02 L2 . The assessment will take place as soon as possible following the

                           training.       

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.

 

                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:-£89.00

 

ABC01                 Strimmer/brushcutter Operation and Maintenance

 

                          This course covers the operation and maintenance of both nylon cord 

                          strimmers and steel bladed brushcutters.

                          Course content:-

                          1. Safety on-site

                          2. PPE

                          3. Industry best practice

                          4. Machine components and controls

                          5. Fitting attachments

                          6. Efficient cutting procedures

 



                          On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                          assessment ABC 02 L2 . The assessment will take place as soon as possible following the

                          training.       

                          Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.



 

                          Duration:- 1 day

                          Course cost:- £100.00

                          Assessment cost:- £89.00

 

CLS01                 Clearing Saw Operation   

 

                           This course covers the use of a steel bladed clearing saw for woodland

                           clearance.

                           Course content:-                   



                           1. Safety on-site

                           2. PPE

                           3. Industry best practice

                           4. Machine components and controls

                           5. Fitting attachments

                           6. Efficient cutting procedures

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment ABC 02 L2 . The assessment will take place as soon as possible following the

                           training.       

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.





 

                           Duration:- 1 day

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:- £89.00

 

 

ATV01                  All Terrain Vehicle Operation

 

                           This course covers the use of either sit-in or sit-astride atv's.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Safety on-site

                           2. PPE

                           3. Industry best practice

                           4. Machine controls. components and maintenance

                           5. Driving and correct load distribution

                           6. Trailer towing

 

                           On satisfactory completion of the course you will be ready to take your City & Guilds

                           assessment 001410/001411 L2 . The assessment will take place as soon as possible

                           following the training.       

                           Assessments are arranged by Avalon Assessments Ltd and will be invoiced directly to you.



 

                           Duration:- 1 day

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:- £89.00

 

TP01                    Tree Planting

 

                           This course covers tree planting techniques for standards, whips and transplants.

                           Course content:-

                           Safety on-site

                           1. PPE

                           2. Industry best practice

                           3. Treated and untreated plants

                           4. Maintaining plant quality

                           5. Choice of equipment and methods

                           6. Staking and guarding

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 

 



                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £85.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

MH01                   Manual Handling

 

                           This course is tailored to meet your specific industry needs.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Current legislation

                           2. Safe lifting techniques

                           3. Safe moving techniques

                           4. Two person lifting

                           5. Manual handling aids 

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 



 

                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £85.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

HVW01                Hand and Vehicle Mounted Winch Operation

 

                           This course is for people who work with winches such as rangers and wardens.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Health and safety relating to winching

                           2. PPE

                           3. Controls, components and maintenance

                           4. Winch ropes and equipment

                           5. Recovery and de-bogging

                           6. Temporary ground anchors

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 

 



                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

  SK01                 Forestry Skidder Operation

 

                           This course is for forestry timber extraction by tractor mounted winch.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Health and safety relating to winching

                           2. PPE

                           3. Controls, components and maintenance

                           4. Winch ropes and chokering equipment

                           5. Recovery and de-bogging

                           6. Temporary ground anchors

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 

 

                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £100.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

TT01                    Timber Trailer Operation

 

                           This course is for forestry workers who need to extract timber by forwarder.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Current legislation

                           2. PPE

                           3. Machine controls, components and maintenance

                           4. Driving and operating loader

                           5. Extraction from clearfelling and thinning

                           6. Work planning and site considerations

                           7. Use and fitting of traction aids

 

                           On completion of the course you will receive a record of training and achievement

                           listing the units you have covered. 

 

                           Duration:- 2 days.

                           Course cost:- £200.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

FA01                    Emergency First Aid

 

                           First aid training is a recommendation under the First Aid at work Regulations.

                           Course content:-

                           1. Bleeding

                           2. CPR

                           3. Heart attacks

                           4. Strokes

                           5. Shock

                           6. Recovery position

 



                           Duration:- 1 day.

                           Course cost:- £75.00

                           Assessment cost:-£N/A

 

                           Other first aid courses can be tailored to suit your particular requirements.

 

 

Terms and conditions.

 

Please note acceptance of a booking constitutes a liability for the relevant course fee or cancellation charge.

Payment is required in full 7 days prior to the course start date.

Confirmed bookings which are withdrawn or transferred without suitable substitution shall be subject to cancellation charges, currently:-

Notice given                                                             % of course fee

1 to 7 days before start date                                    100%

15 to 28 days before start date                                  50%

Weekends are included in the above calculation

                           

              



 

             



                           







 

                     

 





 





 

 



 





                            

 

 

                           

 





 

                          





                   

                         

 

                          



 



                         

                         

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