Who should do this course?

Chainsaws are potentially dangerous machines which can cause major injury if used by untrained people. ANYONE who uses a chainsaw at work should have received adequate training and be competent in using a chainsaw for that type of work.

Regular Refresher training is recommended :

Full Time Users: Every 5 years

Occasional Users : Every 2 -3 Years

Course Details:

As a result of this course, participants will be able 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 manufacturers 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

Duration : 2 days

Maximum : 4 learners

Accreditation – Lantra or City and Guilds

Course Details

Course date As arranged
Individual Price £260.00
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