002003 – City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting
This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. Chainsaws used in aerial and ground work are covered and the work will be carried out in a workshop or woodland environment. “Routine” in this standard means corrective and preventative maintenance which is carried out daily or at regular intervals by the operator prior to and during work.
The severing of root-plates is excluded. If you are working with chemicals or machinery, you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those using chainsaws.
002004 – City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
This qualification is about the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw.
The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species as well as taking into account guide bar size and weather conditions. This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees which are upright, trees which are weighted towards and weighted against a given felling direction.
If you are working with chemicals or machinery, you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those who carry out felling of trees using a chainsaw.
Note, we support Welsh businesses within the trees and timber sector via the Focus on Forestry funding scheme aimed to support skills development. Please enquire for further information.