Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-Cutting Course (previously CS30) Units 201/202 C&G
Our chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.
Our training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention. The course is also supplemented with high-quality course materials, and we work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that our materials reflect current safe working practices.
Who is it for?
Our chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting course is available for anyone who maintains and operates chainsaws for cross-cutting only.
If you intend to work in the forestry and/or arboricultural industries, or if you are going to need to fell trees over 200mm in diameter, then this course will lead to getting assessed in City and Guilds/NTPC – Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.
This is a two day course, however this may depend on your ability and previous experience.
- State and identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks.
- State and identify required safety and health 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.
- Title: Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
- Course Code: Units 201/202 (previously CS30)
- Cost: £345 plus VAT per person to include Registration, City & Guilds/NPTC Assessment and ID Card.
Prices may vary depending on location and/or numbers.
- Duration: Novice Operators - 2 days training + 1/2 day Assessment
Experienced Operators - 1 day training + 1/2 day Assessment
Learners will require...
- Chainsaws as per HSE guidance
- Operator’s maintenance kit and equipment
- 2-stroke fuel and saw chain oil
- Packed lunch