Chainsaw, Forestry, Arboriculture

Basic Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

This is for anyone who uses a chainsaw but who is not felling any trees. This was previously City & Guilds CS30

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is aimed at anyone who uses a chainsaw and is required to maintain and operate chainsaws for cross cutting

Course Duration

It will be 2 days training for novice or inexperienced users

The Course explained

• Maintaining the chainsaw, guide bar and engine
• Safety features of the chainsaw
• Workshop safety
• How to start a chainsaw and what pre-use checks are needed
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is needed and why
• Cross cutting and stacking timber
• Storage and transport of the chainsaw
• Legislative issues
• What to expect if you are taking a NPTC assessment

Remember to bring

Personal Protective Equipment: Chainsaw protective boots, chainsaw protective trousers. Type ‘C’ all round leg protection preferred, chainsaw protective gloves, chainsaw helmet complete with ear defenders and eye protection. Helmets must be ‘forestry type’ NOT tree climbing style, non-snag outer clothing.

Chainsaw with maximum 16 inch bar:  meeting current legal HSE requirements, in good working order, along with user manual

Chainsaw Tool Kit: Comprising of, round file of the correct size for chainsaw, file holder correct for chainsaw, file handle, small flat file with file handle, bar clearing tool, depth gauge correct for chainsaw, box spanner correct for saw, grease gun, small screw driver, measuring callipers / sprung dividers, mixed petrol at correct mix ratio, chainsaw lubrication oil for bar – non fling. Preferably vegetable oil based
First aid kit: including large wound dressings

Assessments

The course can be run and assessed as a LANTRA course (ITA) or can be run as a LANTRA course and assessed by NPTC (City & Guilds)

If the course is assessed by NPTC then this will be done at a later date following your training.
You will need to fill in a NPTC registration form.

To book your place on this course please fill in booking form

Felling & processing trees up to 380mm/ 15” (previously NPTC CS31)

This is for anyone wanting to fell trees up to 380mm and who have previously completed their cross cutting and maintenance course.

Who is suitable for the course?

Anyone who has already completed a cross cutting and maintenance 2 day chainsaw course.

Course duration

It will be 3 days training for novice or inexperienced users

The Course explained

• Personal protective Equipment (PPE) that is needed and why
• Safe working practises explained
• Demonstrations on how to fell trees safely
• Felling of trees up to 380mm in diameter
• Cross cutting of felled trees
• Taking limbs off felled trees
• How to bring down a hung tree safely
• Legislative issues
• What to expect if you are taking a NPTC assessment

Remember to bring

Personal Protective Equipment: Chainsaw protective boots, chainsaw protective trousers. Type ‘C’ all round leg protection preferred, chainsaw protective gloves, chainsaw helmet complete with ear defenders and eye protection. Helmets must be ‘forestry type’ NOT tree climbing style, non-snag outer clothing, wet weather clothing.

Chainsaw with maximum 16 inch bar: meeting current legal HSE requirements, in good working order, along with user manual
Chainsaw Tool Kit:
 Comprising of, round file of the correct size for chainsaw, file holder correct for chainsaw, file handle, small flat file with file handle, bar clearing tool, depth gauge correct for chainsaw, box spanner correct for saw, grease gun, small screw driver, measuring callipers / sprung dividers, mixed petrol at correct mix ratio, chainsaw lubrication oil for bar.
Whistle logger tape, lifting tongs, and felling bar

First aid kit:including large and small wound dressings
Ordinary gloves for the handling of bar and chain during chainsaw maintenance
Goggles for use of an air-line when cleaning chainsaw and air filter

It is strongly recommended that spare (normal) clothing is also carried, as tree felling activities will be undertaken in all weathers, and a change of clothes may be  advantageous at the end of the day.

Assessments

The course can be run and assessed as a LANTRA course (ITA) or can be run as a LANTRA course and assessed by NPTC (City & Guilds)

If the course is assessed by NPTC then this will be done at a later date following your training.

You will need to fill in a NPTC registration form.

To book your place on this course please fill in booking form

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection:

This training is designed only to help you recognise hazardous trees as part of your other duties and then report what has been seen to an appropriate person. It is not expected that you will have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, legislation or any other specific arboricultural specialism.

The job of carrying out a detailed tree inspection to determine its condition must be done by someone trained and competent to do so. Specialist equipment may be needed as well as knowledge of, and competence in, biomechanics, pathology and legislation. Although this training course is mostly classroom based, you will be expected to be able to look at a range of trees outside to develop some of the ideas discussed in the classroom.

To book your place on this course please fill in booking form

Additional Chainsaw courses we can arrange

CS30 Maintenance and cross cutting

CS31 Felling and processing small trees 100mm – 380mm

CS32 Felling and processing medium trees over 380mm

CS33 Felling large trees

CS34 Severing Individual windblown limbs

CS35 Severing multiple windblown limbs

CS38 Climb trees and perform Aerial rescue

CS39 Operate chainsaw from a rope and harness

CS41 Tree dismantling operations

CS47 Operate chainsaw from a MEWP

CS48 Pole pruners

Stump grinders

Basic tree survey & inspection

Professional tree inpsection


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