Chainsaw from a MEWP Training Course, CS47 Training Course, City and Guilds Chainsaw Training Courses

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Use of Chainsaw from a MEWP Course (previously CS47) Unit 309 C&G

Working at height with a chainsaw can be dangerous, so it is essential that operators have the confidence and expertise in order to avoid any accidents.

Our Use of a Chainsaw from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are confident at height whilst using a chainsaw, and make you aware of the relevant health and safety guidelines ensuring that you stay protected.

This course will prepare you for the Level 3 City and Guilds/NPTC award in Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) .

Who is it for?

If you work in the arboriculture, forestry, utility industries, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance industries, and currently use, or are going to have to use a chainsaw from a mobile elevated work platform, then our ‘Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP’ course is for you. This course is physical, so you must be fit, and not on any medication that could affect your judgement or safety. This course is not for you if you suffer from vertigo or a similar condition.

In order to participate in this course candidates will need to have qualifications in Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting, and felling up to 380mm – Units 201 and 202 (CS30/31 as was) as well as a MEWP qualification (awarded by City and Guilds/NPTC or IPAF). If candidates do not have a MEWP qualification, this can be assessed alongside the Chainsaw from a MEWP qualification.

If necessary, we can provide Lantra Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training prior to attending this course, to prepare candidates for the City and Guilds/NPTC Level 3 award in Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP.

Course content

  • Legislation and industry best practice in relation to MEWPs and chainsaw use
  • Risk assessment
  • Prepare MEWP for use
  • Achieve work position
  • Remove lateral limbs
  • Final pruning cuts
  • Tie basic knots and install a pulling rope
  • Remove vertical stem sections
  • Final clean up
Chainsaw from a MEWP Course

Course summary

  • Title: Chainsaw from a MEWP
  • Course Code: Unit 309 (previously CS47)
  • Cost: £365+VAT per person to include registration, training, City & Guilds/NPTC assessment, certificate, and ID card (For those who already have a relevant MEWP qualification)

    £405+VAT per person to include registration, training, City & Guilds/NPTC assessment, certificate, and ID card (For those who have MEWP training, but require the qualification)

    Prices may vary depending on location and/or numbers
  • Duration: 1 day training plus assessment
  • Pre-requisites: Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting (Unit 201) and
    Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (Unit 202) and
    Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) Must hold a current MEWP Certificate - We can provide training for this.

Learners will require...

  • Chainsaw safety helmet.
  • Ear defenders.
  • Visor or safety goggles.
  • Chainsaw trousers (Type A).
  • Chainsaw gloves.
  • Chainsaws boots.
  • Hi-viz clothing.
  • Rear handled chainsaw (maximum bar length 15”), c/w maintenance tools.
  • Fuel/oil in appropriate container for chainsaw.
  • Packed lunch.



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8th November 2023 - Brushcutter

“Instructor did a good job at pushing me to go further than I thought I was capable of going within the course, in both theory aspects and practical.”
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2nd March 2023 - Chainsaw training

“Course venue - spot on. Materials - spot on. Knowledge and communication skills - second to none - A*. All the equipment that we needed extra was all there - perfect. The training was top notch, met all of my needs.”
22nd December 2022 - Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm (201/202)

“Excellent week with Simon. Extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Every question asked was answered and Simon takes the time to explain things in detail on a one on one basis if you are struggling. 100% would recommend Simon as an instructor.”
22nd December 2022 - Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm (201/202)

“Great knowledge and training - Zak made things easy to understand and always gave you his time. Thank you”
12th December 2022 - Tree climbing, aerial rescue, and chainsaw from a rope and harness (204/204)

“My confidence has grown massively over the week - great instructor (Simon), approachable and explained everything well. Thank you. ”
8th December 2022 - Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm (201/202)

“Morton's chainsaw training exceeded expectations. James is an excellent trainer, hugely knowledgeable, an excellent communicator and made a wet and cold week hugely enjoyable!”
25th November 2022 - Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm (201/202)

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