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Pole Chainsaw Cs48

Unit 205 Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to acheive certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds ( replaces cs48 )

New Nptc City Guilds Logo£175+ vat per person  1 day training + assessment 

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

Use of a powered pole chainsaw Cs48

Content of the course

Safety features required on a pruning saw. 

Personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Identification of faults and defects on a powered pole pruning saw.

Routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book. 

Prepare the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel / oil mix and chainsaw chain lubrication.

Carry out pre-operation safety checks and state the procedures if the pruner fails these.

Carry out maintenance and operation tasks.

Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.

Perform suitable techniques.

Organise site safety.

The procedures required and complete a risk assessment.

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Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

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Combined Arborists Starter Courses


Combined Grounds Maintenance Course


Tree Surgery Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Tree Pruning, Tree Dismantling, Ground assistant.


Chainsaw  Maintenance, Small & Large Tree Felling, Dangerous Trees, Polechainsaws.


Farm: Tractor Driving including Loader attachments, Trailer & Pto Attachments,  Quad Bike Use,

Pto Boom Pesticides Spraying. 


Land:  Strimmers, Hedgecutters, Grass Mowers, Backpack Pesticide Spraying


Machinery: Woodchippers, Stump Grinders, Mini Digger Use, Cherry Picker Use.


First Aid: 1 Day & Multiple Day Trauma & First Aid Training.