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This practical course, formerly known as CS31, builds on the knowledge gained in the chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting course. After successful completion, students will be able to safely fell and process small trees up to 380mm in diameter. 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: FOP002 Plumpton

Entry Requirements:

Dates & Location:

Plumpton College
Date:

20th- 23rd November 2017

22nd- 25th January 2018

19th- 22nd February 2018

26th- 29th March 2018

23rd- 26th April 2018

11th- 14th June 2018

Time: 09:00- 17:00

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Flimwell Campus
Date:

23rd January 2018

22nd May 2018

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Duration:

Monday- Thursday

Additional day for assessment.

Costs:

£600 plus a £116 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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