Chainsaw Crosscutting and Maintenance Refresher Course

Who is this course for?

  • Those wishing to comply with HSE recommendations
  • Those who are frequent users and have the City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (or equivalent) which was taken more than 5 years ago
  • Those who are occasional users and have the City & Guilds NPTC 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (or equivalent) which was taken more than 3 years ago

What are the course objectives?

  • State and identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • State and identify the required health and safety features on a chainsaw
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment, decide those fixable by the operator and those which need a service engineer’s attention
  • Select and identify the correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and note the procedures if these are failed
  • State the possible hazards when using the chainsaw
  • Cross cut timber to appropriate lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Stack and handle timber in a safe manner
  • Organise site safety and state the precautions required

How long is the course?

One day – either Lantra Assessed or non-assessed

What qualification does it give?

Lantra Awards certification

How much does it cost?

Please enquire for prices