Chainsaw Cross Cut & Maintenance


The Chainsaw course is designed for the operator who requires theoretical and practical instruction at basic level, in operating a chainsaw in a Forestry / industrial environment.

It is also applicable to those experienced operators who require refresher training.




Course content:

• Understand the hazards involved in operating a chainsaw and controlling the risks.

• Understand the legal requirements involved in chainsaw operations

• Identify the basic construction, purpose and function of components and the purpose and use of all controls.

• Select appropriate PPE and wear correctly.

• How to carry out all pre-use and running checks.

• Prepare the chainsaw and work area for operations.

• Cross cut timber in various positions, on and off the ground.

• Correctly and safely strip down and clean the chainsaw.

• Correctly sharpen the chain, ensuring correct depth guage settings.

• Re-fuel the chainsaw taking into account the work area and general environment.

• Placing the chainsaw in an out of service condition.

Duration: The duration of the course is 2 days for the novice operator and 1 day for a refresher dependent on experience with a maximum training ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor. (See Training Info).

Venue: Can be carried out at our training school in Eastleigh or at an employer’s premises. (See training Info).

Assessment: At the end of the course students will undergo a formal written test on all theoretical subjects covered and a practical assessment on their basic skills.

Accreditation: NPORS or LETS certificate

Cost: Dependant on course duration and attendees.

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