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This course, formerly known as CS30, provides students with a thorough understanding of chainsaw maintenance and safe operation as well as the cross cutting of timber. Aimed at the professional user, it is delivered through both practical and theory sessions. Chainsaws will be provided but students must provide their own PPE.

Equipment required

  • Forestry Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs and mesh visor.
  • Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 381-5) Type C all-round leg protection.
  • Safety Boots with chainsaw protection to BS EN ISO 20345:2004 and bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw to show compliance with EN381-3 (toe cap - EN 345 Chainsaw protection pr EN 345 part 2). For on ground operations, Forestry ‘Wellingtons’ with chainsaw protection are suitable.
  • Chainsaw gloves (EN381-7).

Course reference: FOP001 Plumpton 

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Plumpton College:

Date:

14th December 2017

8th January 2018

31st January 2018

6th February 2018

8th March 2018

22nd March 2018

7th June 2018

21st June 2018

Time: 09:00- 17:00

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Flimwell Campus

Date:

3rd January 2018

14th March 2018

1st May 2018

Time: 09:00- 17:00

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Duration:

2 days plus an additional assessment day.

Costs:

£300 plus a £131 mandatory exam fee.

Facilities

We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

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