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Individual Windblown Trees

Who is this for?

This course is for experienced chainsaw operators who are required to tackle individual wind blown trees, such as trees that have fallen during a storm.


2 days Training with an additional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 4 per course


This is normally completed at our site near the central Welsh Borders
If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).


Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting


City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Individual Windblown Trees


mwmac Training Certificate & City & Guilds NPTC Qualification Certificate


  • To understand the Legislation, Regulations, & Industry Good Practice related to the
    use of chainsaws and winches, relevant to individual windblown trees.
  • To understand and practice Risk Assessment and Environmental Protection on site,
    relevant to individual windblown trees.
  • To understand and demonstrate the safety considerations when dealing with
    individual windblown trees when severing root-plates.
  • To understand and demonstrate the use of use of winches to restrain Individual
    Windblown trees, including offset winching.
  • To sever root-plates both under and over, safely and accurately, with and without
    winch restraint.
  • To de-tension winch, ensure root-plate & tree safe for snedding or dismantling,
    with further use of winch to restrain tree as necessary
  • To remove branches and crosscut stems, to specified standards of accuracy using
    safe efficient techniques, presenting produce for subsequent extraction or loading.
  • To inspect and stow winch & ancillary equipment for further use.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Individual Windblown Trees

For course dates please visit our Events Page