Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting

chainsaw-trainingThis course is essential for personnel who are required to operate chainsaws in the course of their daily work.

In line with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employees must be aware of the hazards and risks involved when using equipment. This course is designed to enable operators to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to safely maintain & operate Chainsaws in crosscutting timber.

Objectives By the end of the course the candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and performance in compliance with their duties in relation to the Health & Safety at Work act 1974, Management of Health and Safety Regulations , Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations, PPE regulations , HSE guidance in the use of chainsaws with reference to AFAG 301 , AFAG304, Indg317 & AFAG802.
  • Identify and comply with manufacturers’ instructions as detailed in the operator’s handbook.
  • Correctly carry out routine maintenance on the chainsaw including chain sharpening and bar maintenance.
  • Hot and cold starting procedures.
  • Refueling and mixing of fuels .
  • Identifying compression and tension in timber.
  • Cross cutting of timber.
  • Stacking and handling of cut timber.
  • Site safety and emergency considerations.

Aims of the course

To provide delegates with the theoretical and practical ability to operate and maintain chainsaws in line with manufacturers guidance and HSE codes of practice.

Learning approach
The course will be delivered in a workshop environment followed by a practical session in the field with return to the workshop to complete the assessments

Assessment Candidates will complete both theory and practical tests as set by LANTRA Awards and NPTC

Duration Dependent upon experience