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Course Title:        Felling of Trees using Chainsaws

Description:         This training skill is designed for people who fell trees with a chainsaw using specialised techniques. Participants should be able to fell trees using specialised techniques if wedges are not required or when they are required.

Duration:              1 Day

Target Audience: Supervisors, SHE Representatives and employees

  • 1. Fell trees using specialised techniques if wedges are not required. 

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    • • Situations requiring specialised techniques without using wedges as described in terms of section 10.11.2 of the Handbook.
    • • Felling trees with the tree diameter more than the guide bar length complying with section 10.11.2.1 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
    • • Felling trees with the tree diameter double or more the guide bar length complying with section 10.11.2.2 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
    • • Trees are felled that lean at a sharp angle with the felling direction complying with section 10.11.2.4 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
    • • Felling of trees that lean away from the felling direction complying with section 10.11.2.5 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
    • • Reducing butt wastage.
    • • Trees are felled that lean away from the felling direction complying with section 10.11.2.5 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
  • 2. Felling trees using specialised techniques if wedges are required.  

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    • • Situations requiring specialised techniques using wedges in terms of section 10.11.3 of the Handbook.
    • • Wedges in terms of section 10.6.3 of the Handbook.
    • • Felling large trees with no or slight lean complying with section 10.11.3.1 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.
    • • Felling trees with variation of natural lean complying with section 10.11.3.2 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality. .
    • • Felling trees that lean back complying with section 10.11.3.3 regarding technique, section 10.5 regarding safety and section 10.8 regarding quality.