City & Guilds


002103 - City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Assisted Fell Operations

Independently Assessed

This standard is about the assisted felling of trees using non-return pull lines, hand winches or mechanical winches – as appropriate to tree size and weight. This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees that are upright, trees that are weighted towards and that are weighted against a given felling direction. Ancillary equipment compatible with assisted fell systems used includes pull ropes, friction devices, cables, strops, chokers, shackles/connectors, pulley snatch blocks and other devices such as cable extension clamps. It is important to be aware of the need for clear communication between the chainsaw operator and the pull system operator when lines of sight cannot be maintained in accordance with the specific risk assessment. Your work must conform to all current legislation and codes of practice. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This standard is for those working with others and assisting with the felling trees.

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