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Level 3 Award In Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw

For professional chainsaw operators working in forestry and arboriculture the industry recommendation is that for ’high risk‘ activities the minimum level of adequacy of training is to a certificate of competence or nationally recognised qualification where assessment is carried out independently of the training. This Level 3 Award In Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw qualification meets this requirement.

Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw

Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools. And using them to sever uprooted or windblown trees is potentially hazardous work. It is vital to maintain and develop your expertise and knowledge to stay skilled and safe. Our course will help you do just that.

Course Details

  • Our course is for anyone over the age of 16.
  • It involves a balanced mix of theory and practical work.
  • We’ll teach you key health and safety and industry best practice requirements.
  • You’ll be able to work towards achieving a national competence qualification in your chosen field.
  • This will boost your job prospects.
  • Quality Assurance policies are in place to ensure that all assessments meet the independent assessment requirements for this sector.
  • Worth noting: Our course is a physical one, so you’ll need a minimum level of fitness.

Entry Requirements

  • If you are over the age of 16 and wish to develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills and require proof of competence within your field of expertise, then this course is suitable for you.
  • Your role may require you to use your skills across a range of trees and timber operations.
  • The qualification aims to ensure you can be confident that the minimum standards of good working practices are observed/followed at all times.
  • This qualification has been devised with the key aim for you to successfully evidence your competence in forestry and arboriculture operations.
  • The qualification can be used to create individual programmes tailored to your needs whilst enabling you to achieve or work towards achieving a national competence qualification and improve your opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities
  • Be able to work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to assess your ability to review and develop your own practices and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks to the required industry standard
  • Improve your awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda
  • Obtain occupational competence and/or licence to practice
  • Meet licence to practice or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, profession or industry.

Level 3 Award In Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw


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