Chainsaw Training Courses in UK

Training Courses

Chainsaw Training

A range of training courses are available throughout the UK relating to chainsaws including:

  • Chainsaws Basic Felling Techniques up to 200mm
  • Chainsaws Maintenance and CrossCutting
  • Chainsaws Maintenance CrossCutting and basic felling

Chainsaws - Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm in diameter)

Training Course Objectives

To enable course members to:

  • Understand risk assessment procedure
  • Assess tree to be felled for hazards and associated risks
  • Prepare trees to be felled and escape routes
  • Fell trees that have a diameter up to 200mm / 8” safely and accurately using different techniques
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and effective manner
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • State techniques that must not be used

NB: The correct protective clothing must be worn by those undertaking chainsaw operation.

Who is the Course For?

This course is for anyone who already holds certification for Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting and is required to operate chainsaws, outside of forestry and arboriculture, for felling small trees up to 200mm only.

Duration/Format

Two days / Practical: Site based.

Chainsaws - Maintenance And Cross-cutting

Course Objectives

To enable course members to:

  • state and identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • state and identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw
  • identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer's attention
  • select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability
  • carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
  • prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • state the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • assess and explain the terms ‘tension' and ‘compression' in timber
  • adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • handle and stack timber in a safe manner
  • organise site safety and state the precautions required

NB: The correct protective clothing must be worn by those undertaking the last three objectives.

Who is the Course For?

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws for cross cutting only.

Duration/Format

Two days: Practical

Chainsaws - Maintenance Cross-cutting Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm in diameter)

Course Objectives

To enable course members to:

  • state and identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • state and identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw
  • identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer's attention
  • select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability
  • carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
  • prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • state the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • assess and explain the terms ‘tension' and ‘compression' in timber
  • adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • handle and stack timber in a safe manner
  • organise site safety and state the precautions required
  • Understand risk assessment procedure
  • Assess tree to be felled for hazards and associated risks
  • Prepare trees to be felled and escape routes
  • Fell trees that have a diameter up to 200mm / 8” safely and accurately using different techniques
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and effective manner
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • State techniques that must not be used

NB: The correct protective clothing must be worn by those undertaking chainsaw operation.

Who is the Course For?

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws, outside of forestry and arboriculture, for cross cutting and felling small trees up to 200mm only.

Duration/Format

 Four days / Practical: workshop and site based.

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Mail: HGC Training, Nant-y-Glyn Isaf, Tafarn y Fedw, Llanrwst, North Wales, LL26 0NN, UK
Phone/Fax: 01492 640327    Mobile: 07801 491898
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