This course is intended for anyone who intends to use a chainsaw for business, domestic or leisure activities, but does not intend to work in forestry or arboricultural activities or work on Forest Enterprise land.

Correct protective clothing must be worn. A chainsaw complying with the pre course handout and an operator’s maintenance kit is needed by the trainee.

Course Content:

  • Legislation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safety and health features of a chainsaw
  • Maintaining the saw chain
  • Maintaining the guidebar
  • Engine maintenance,
  • Starting the chainsaw,
  • Cross-cutting timber
  • Stack timber

Course length

  • 2 days
  • 1 day refresher is available

Upon successful completion candidates will gain Lantra certification, or after a further independent NPTC assessment can gain NPTC certification CS30.