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Understand operator safety whilst working on uprooted trees with a chainsaw.
Inspect the site prior to starting work.
Observe safety precautions and wear appropriate PPE.
State the safety considertions and legal obligations to be observed when severing individual uprooted trees.
State the safety considerations regarding overhead and underground services when severing root plates.
Be able to sever individual uprooted trees using a chainsaw.
Prepare site and chainsaw for work.
Describe the features of tension and compression in the timber to be considered when severing root plates.
Sever the root plate from under and over guidebar diameter stems using appropriate cuts.
Describe when it is appropriate to use aid tools when severing root plates and where winches may also be used when severing root plates.
Describe other types of uprooted or damaged trees that will require specialist methods.
Be able to restrain root plates on individually uprooted trees using a suitable winch.
Select and inspect winch and ancillary equipment and comment on condition and compatibility.
Inspect uprooted tree, site and anchor point(s) and comment on syste to be set up.
Select a winch anchor point, comment on suitability and attach winch.
Attach winch cable to uprooted stem using strop or choker in appropriate position and configuration. state when offset winching should be used and additional precautions required.
Tension winch to restrain a forward-weighted ('overhanging') root plate and sever tree from root plate.
De-tension and dismantle the winchin system and make trees and root plate safe. Leave site in tidy condition.
Describe alternative methods of restraining a root plate.