Powered Pole Pruners
What can you expect from the Course
- Identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
- Report on its condition and locate standard marks.
- Identify health and safety features required on a pruning saw.
- Identify faults and defects on a pruning saw and equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention.
- Carry out routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the course workbook.
- Prepare the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
- Start the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
- Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the pruner fails these tests.
- State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operation tasks.
- Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
- Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar.
- Use correct pruning methods.
- Clear the pruned branches in a safe manner.
- Organise site safety and state the procedures required.
Who is the course for?
People professionally involved in:
- · forestry
- · arboriculture
- · agriculture
- · horticulture
- · woodland Industries
- · local authorities
- · conservation
- · construction
- · land-based industries.
2 Days Training and Independent Assessment to Achieve License to Practice with Lantra Awards or City & Guilds NPTC
Max: 6 trainees
Personal protective equipment
Safety and health features of a pruning saw
Maintenance of pruning saw
Fuelling and starting a pruning saw and performing pre-cutting checks
Adjusting the engine
Clearing the site and pruning saw checks
Workshop and trees suitable for pruning
£275+VAT per person
We also offer discounts on multiple bookings
For information on course dates, please ring 01305 848454 or email email@example.com.
6 places available on this course