The clearing saw is a powerful piece of equipment mainly used to clear woodland, bushes and undergrowth. It allows the ability to get to normally difficult to reach areas, and due to it being a hand held mobile piece of equipment it is important that it’s used correctly and adequate training has taken place to ensure that accidents do not happen.
Our Clearing Saws integrated training and assessment course has experienced instructors who will make sure that you use the clearing saw safely and with confidence, and that you understand the relevant regulations and safety requirements.
Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training in Clearing Saws.
Who is it for?
Our one day training course in Clearing Saws is available to you if you are a more experienced operator, and will provide you with the opportunity to update and practice your skills and gain certification. This course is physical so you must be fit and able to carry out the tasks required in the course programme.
Our course is suited to people who work in:
Note: Some employers may require learners attending this course to be independently assessed through City and Guilds NPTC.
What will you get from it?
Produce a site-specific risk assessment for clearing saw operations.
Identify the personal protective equipment required.
Identify the health and safety features of a clearing saw.
Identify defects on the clearing saw or cutting equipment, and decide which the operator can remedy and which require the attention of a service engineer.
Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the workbook.
Prepare the clearing saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix.
Start the clearing saw from both hot and cold in a safe manner.
Carry out pre-cutting checks.
State the possible hazards and risks of carrying out maintenance or operational tasks.
Maintain the clearing saw and blade in a safe and efficient working condition.
Adjust the clearing saw for safe and comfortable operation.
Select the correct cutting blade for the relevant operating conditions.
Operate the clearing saw in a safe manner with regard for the safety of the public and property and with consideration for environmental factors.
Organise the site and use a systematic method of working.
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