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  1. LAND SKILLS TRAINING & ASSESSMENTS LTD We require a full time Instructor and Assessor to join our team in Surrey. Ideally applicants should be an approved Lantra Awards Technical Instructor and a registered City and Guilds Assessor for both Ground Based Chainsaw and Aerial Tree Work. The successful applicant will be based at our Dorking office but will be required to travel directly to and from training sites. A company vehicle including fuel will be supplied for work use. Hours will be 8.30am to 4.30am on site but will be flexible in line with course/assessment requirements. The role will include teaching a variety of short courses and assessing certificates of competence mainly in the specialist areas of Arboriculture and Forestry including Use and Maintenance of Chainsaws, Woodchippers, Stumpgrinders, Brushcutters, Tree Felling, Tree Climbing and associated machinery. There will be the opportunity to develop and add further skills in line with the company requirements. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. Salary and holiday entitlement negotiable in line with current skills. Interested applicants should send their CV to mark@landskills.co.uk for confidential consideration.
  2. LAND SKILLS TRAINING & ASSESSMENTS LTD We require a full time Instructor and Assessor to join our team in Surrey. Ideally applicants should be an approved Lantra Awards Technical Instructor and a registered City and Guilds Assessor for both Ground Based Chainsaw and Aerial Tree Work. The successful applicant will be based at our Dorking office but will be required to travel directly to and from training sites. A company vehicle including fuel will be supplied for work use. Hours will be 8.30am to 4.30am on site but will be flexible in line with course/assessment requirements. The role will include teaching a variety of short courses and assessing certificates of competence mainly in the specialist areas of Arboriculture and Forestry including Use and Maintenance of Chainsaws, Woodchippers, Stumpgrinders, Brushcutters, Tree Felling, Tree Climbing and associated machinery. There will be the opportunity to develop and add further skills in line with the company requirements. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. Salary and holiday entitlement negotiable in line with current skills. Interested applicants should send their CV to mark@landskills.co.uk for confidential consideration.
  3. Break down kit (untie knots etc ) ready for inspection Make sure karabiners are lubricated properly and make sure everything has an ID or serial No. And tip sawdust out of kit bag!
  4. Below is a list of our latest courses. VENUE: LAND SKILLS TRAINING, DORKING, SURREY 21 to 23 May 2013 - LOLER Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment Course fee £439.32 / Assessment fee £137.15 4 to 6 June 2013 - Professional Tree Inspection Course fee £343.15 11 to 13 June 2013 - Use of Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness Course fee £366.00 / Assessment £120.00 21 June 2013 - Emergency First Aid At Work Course fee £100.00 24 to 28 June 2013 - Basic Climbing & Aerial Rescue Course fee £582.00 / Assessment fee £150.00 1 to 3 July 2013 - PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides & PA6 Hand Held Applicators Course fee £371.76 / Assessment fee £200.00 Course fees are subject to VAT at 20%. Contact us - telephone 01306 876404 email office@landskillstraining.co.uk
  5. PROFESSIONAL TREE INSPECTION COURSE We have places available on our next Lantra Professional Tree Inspection Course. Venue: Land Skills Training, Dorking, Surrey Start Date: 4 JUNE 2013 End Date: 6 JUNE 2013 Cost £343.15 plus VAT Contact us on - Tel: 01306 876404 Email: office@landskillstraining.co.uk All bookings to be received by 21 May 2013. This is nationally recognized and accredited by Lantra who are the Sector Skills Council for land based industries in this country. It is the only recognized certificate that is specific to professional tree inspection as opposed to general arboricultural qualifications. Prospective candidates should be experienced and qualified arboriculturists with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboriculture science, including a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances. They should be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspection and survey.
  6. Land Skills Training Ltd are a Lantra Awards Approved Training Provider and as such are able to offer a wide range of courses that are recognised as being in line with Industry Best Practice. Based in Dorking, Surrey we offer excellent training facilities. Nearby we have our training site where we carry out our “on site” practical training - a 520 hectare (1300 acre) mixture of woodland, grassland and farmland set in the picturesque Surrey Hills. We pride ourselves by offering an efficient, friendly and complete service from training through to assessment. Courses are delivered only by Approved Instructors that meet the highest standards in both the subject matter and instructional techniques. Following training, there is no need to arrange a separate assessment as we will arrange and host this for you if required and appropriate. Our many courses include:- • Chainsaw and Tree Felling Courses • Tree Climbing Courses • MEWP Courses • Powered Pole Pruners • Strimmer/Brushcutter Courses • PA1/PA6 Safe Use of Pesticides • Woodchipper Training • Stump Grinder Training • Ride On Mowers • LOLER Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment • First Aid At Work • Signing, Lighting & Guarding of Road Works (City & Guilds) • NPTC Assessment where appropriate Tree Inspection Courses - • Basic Tree Survey & Inspection • Professional Tree Inspection If you do not see the course you require please contact us as we may be able to help. For more information contact us - Phone : 01306 876404 Email : office@landskillstraining.co.uk Web : www.landskillstraining.co.uk
  7. Ah yes if subsidised by funding then that would help:thumbup1:
  8. If that’s the case and definitely includes NPTC assessment fees for the Four CS units (which would normally be over £400.00 on top of the college training) then this is a fantastic price.
  9. Al thanks for the reference - I love you too. But sold Collis Tree Services at end of May to concentrate on Land Skills Training. Hope you are keeping well Mark
  10. For Basic Climbing & Rescue courses Harness, Climbing Rope, 5m Work positioning Lanyard, Prussik Loops x3, Karabiners x 5, Helmet. Feel free to call us as we run these courses and you could hire some stuff so you can try before you buy. If you want to buy then try ATS Machinery at Lower Beeding who are not far from you. We could possibly get you some discount for you if on one of our courses. Cheers Mark
  11. Yep lots of good advice above. But just a note that the CS units are currently being replaced by new QCF units. Also check whether the price includes the assessment fees for the units. You may find that the price covers only the training and that you may have to pay quite a lot extra for an independent assessment to gain the qualifications! Good Luck Mark
  12. Yep agreed Bore through the front of the sink and through where the centre of the hinge would normally be in order to remove the centre of the tree if your bar is too small. In standard felling cut the hinge should be 10% of the trees diameter (at felling height). If you do this then a thicker hinge must be left either side to compensate for the absence of the middle part of the hinge. This is taught now in “felling trees over 380mm diameter QCF” (previously felling medium size trees). Different to the bore used in dog tooth cut which is from the side to prevent barber chair/splitting and should not remove the hinge. For larger “hung up” trees bore through the hinge from the back of the tree (Letterbox Cut) but please only do this if you are aware of the inherent dangers of doing it!! Be careful of kickback and take extreme care whenever carrying out bore cuts.
  13. Hi Guys We run this course 3 or 4 times a year in Surrey. In brief You will need to have some experience in Tree Survey/Inspection work and a good knowledge of the common tree pests and diseases along with their implications for the tree. You need to be familiar with the works of Dr Alex Shigo and Claus Matteck. The course is aimed at Tree Officers, Contracting Company Owners/Managers, Consultants, Tree Suveyors who already have a basic understanding of Tree Inspection. Hope this helps. Mark
  14. Hi Mike Just to let you know there is no large tree felling assessment any more. The medium tree felling has had the diameter size increased to cover this. The new QCF qualifications (Felling Trees Over 380mm diameter) now allow for this to be an integrated assessment (assessment carried out by an accredited instructor) over 4 days. Or an independent assessment is still available if you prefer. I imagine that we are not local enough for you but we do have the new QCF course running in Surrey in about 8 weeks time, at beginning of Jan FYI this would count as small tree felling (now called felling trees up to 380mm diameter QCF) refresher and give you the new “Ticket” Hope this Helps Cheers Mark Collis Land Skills Training for LANTRA COURSES & NPTC Qualifications 01306 876404
  15. There are plenty of people in their 40s 50s and 60s doing chainsaw training and assessments all the time. - Never too old to learn -go for it and enjoy.

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