Pre-Requisites: candidates must be trained and hold operator certification in basic chainsaw maintenance, operation and felling small trees
IPAF Certificates are to be provided for onward proof to NPTC
Maximum candidates 4
Minimum candidates 3
Various options are available dependant on clients specification however we do use vehicle mounted cherry picker of Ipaf 1b category mounted on a 4 x 4 capable Landrover 130 for these chainsaw operations.
Candidates will identify factors in a risk assessment and state the relevant legislation and industry best practice in regards to the use of both the handsaw and chainsaw from a MEWP Cherry picker,.
Pre-work checks will be made any faults will be recognised, commented on and corrected prior to use.
The course covers PPE and the relevant equipment checks that need to be undertaken by LOLER.
The candidate will position the MEWP in a suitable manner to remove lateral limbs and remove vertical stem sections.
The pulling rope is to be correctly installed and the use of basic knots demonstrated.
Candidates should use their own Safety clothing PPE