Basic Chainsaw – 2 Day

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting – 2 Day Course


Instruction in maintaining the chainsaw and crosscutting ready-felled trees.  Suitable for the casual user or those wishing to obtain an NPTC Certificate of Competence.


Course Outline


  • workshop safety and awareness
  • guide bar, saw chain and power unit maintenance
  • re-assembly
  • health & Safety features
  • lubrication and fuelling
  • personal protective equipment
  • starting & pre-cutting checks
  • site safety awareness
  • cross-cutting & stacking timber


Training is a legal requirement.


The provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.


Upon successful completion of the course and meeting the required standard, candidates are awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate or may choose to apply for N.P.T.C. assessment on a separate day. To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here



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