NPTC CHAINSAW AND ARBORICULTURE


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Related courses

Chainsaw operations for occasional users with LANTRA assessment

(see Lantra Chainsaw Courses for full details)

 Chainsaw operations for professional users in preparation for National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) assessments

Units titles have changed but are listed below with the well-known and commonly used previous titles.

 NPTC unit CS 34 and 35 Clear windblown trees (Pre-requisite unit CS 30, CS 31 & CS 32)

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own chainsaw, tools, fuel, protective clothing and boots.

CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE AND CROSS-CUTTING (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS30):

Course Content:

Course duration: Usually 2 days of training and an additional assessment day

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own saw, tools, fuel and protective clothing and boots.

Price:
Training -                   £100 + VAT  per day per person

Registration -             £  20.00 + VAT
NPTC Assessment -  Price on application 

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses

FELLING SMALL TREES UP TO 380MM DIAMETER AT FELLING HEIGHT - (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS31):

Course Content:

Course duration: Usually three days of training and an additional assessment day

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own saw, tools, fuel and protective clothing and boots.

Price:
Training -                      £100.00  per day + VAT per person

Registration -               £  20.00 + VAT. 
NPTC Assessment -   Price on application  

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses

FELLING MEDIUM TREES UP TO 760MM DIAMETER AT FELLING HEIGHT (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS32):-

Course content:

Course duration: normally three days, but may vary depending upon the experience of the trainees

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own saw, tools, fuel and protective clothing and boots.

Price:
Training -              £100.00 per day + VAT per person

Registration -        £  20.00 + VAT 


NPTC Assessment -  price on application

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses

CLEAR  WINDBLOWN TREES  (previously known as NPTC UNITS CS34 and CS35):

This unit covers single and multiple windblown and broken stems. Typically in a windblown crop situation, whose diameters range up to twice guide bar length.

Course content:

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own saw, tools, fuel and protective clothing and boots.

Price:
Training -              £100.00 per day + VAT per person

Registration -       £20.00 + VAT 


NPTC Assessment -  price on application 

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, SAWS AND ACCESSORIES REQUIRED FOR GROUND BASED CHAINSAW TRAINING COURSES:

 The following items of equipment and clothing are required when attending chainsaw courses.

Protective Clothing:

TREE CLIMBING AND AERIAL RESCUE (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS38):

This unit does not involve the use of the chainsaw but covers the minimum requirements for a ground person working with a climber in arboriculture. Course content:

Course duration: Five days.

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own hard hat with chinstrap, harness with legloops, 12mm climbing line, triple action karabiners x 4, adjustable strop, suitable footwear and safety clothing.

Price:
Training -                  £100.00  per day + VAT per person

Registration              £  20.00 + VAT

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses

 
NPTC Assessment - price on application 

OPERATE CHAINSAW FROM ROPE AND HARNESS (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS39):-

This unit covers the use of the chainsaw in the tree to carry out a range of cutting techniques.

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own hard hat with chinstrap, harness with legloops, 12mm climbing line, triple action karabiners x 4, adjustable strop, suitable footwear and safety clothing, chainsaw, tools and fuel.

Price:
Training -                   £100.00 per day + VAT  per person

Registration               £  20.00 + VAT

Discounts maybe available for in-house courses


NPTC Assessment - price on application

CARRY OUT PRUNING OPERATIONS (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS40)

This unit covers the use of the chainsaw and /or other pruning tools working from a rope and harness in conjuction with a ground person in medium sized open grown trees

Course content:

Course duration: Two days.

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own hard hat with chinstrap, harness with legloops, 12mm climbing line, triple action karabiners x 4, adjustable strop, suitable footwear and safety clothing, chainsaw, tools and fuel.

Price:

Training -            £100.00 per day + VAT  per person

Registration -      £  20.00 + VAT

Discounts maybe available for in-hose courses


NPTC Assessment - price available on application 

CARRY OUT DISMANTLING OPERATIONS (previously known as NPTC UNIT CS41)

This unit covers the use of the chainsaw and/or other pruning tools working from a rope and harness in conjuction with a ground person in medium sized open grown trees. It also includes the use of climbing irons

 Course content:

Maximum number of trainees per course: Four

NOTE: Trainees will be required to bring their own hard hat with chinstrap, harness with legloops, 12mm climbing line, triple action karabiners x 4, adjustable strop, suitable footwear and safety clothing, chainsaw, tools and fuel.

Price:
Training -                   £100.00  per day + VAT per person

Registration -            £  20.00 + VAT

Discount maybe available for in-house courses

NPTC Assessment - price on application 

Equipment for tree climbing and operating chain saw from rope and harness (for NPTC units CS38, CS 39, CS 40 & CS 41):

Equipment required:

The following equipment is advised for trainees undertaking Unit CS 39

NPTC Certification is awarded on an "independent assessment" basis, requiring candidates to be assessed on an additional day after completion of training by an NPTC assessor unconnected with the training.


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