- Correctly assess
the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree
up to a maximum of 380mm diameter, with the aid of wedges and/or
a felling lever, and fell it in a chosen direction.
- Remove limbs from
felled trees and cross cut, handle and stack timber in a safe
and efficient manner.
- Identify types
of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess
if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate
technique to deal with the particular situation.
- Take down hung
up trees using hand tools.
- Recognise situations
where specialist help is required.
NB: In undertaking the above objectives, the
operator should wear the correct protective clothing, and be standing
on firm ground. The chainsaw should never be operated above shoulder