Chainsaw Cross-cutting and maintenance initial training (CS30)
This is a perfect introduction to expertly handling and maintaining a chainsaw.
It is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance.
Accreditation: Lantra (City and Guilds can be organised if required)
Course Duration: 2 Days
Maximum number participants: 4
Regular Refresher training is recommended:
Full Time Users: Every 5 years
Occasional Users: Every 2 -3 Years
We keep the training groups small so that you’ll receive plenty of individual attention from our experienced instructors throughout the process.
What will be covered?
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
- Identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw
- 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
- Organise site safety and state the procedures required
- Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and decide which you can sort yourself and which will need the help of a service engineer
- Select and identify the correct tools to enable maintenance and report on their serviceability
- Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
- 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.
Worth noting: Our course involves some physical sessions, so it is essential that you have at least a minimum level of fitness.
Equipment required for the training.
Chainsaw complying with pre-course handout, operator’s maintenance kit and equipment, and personal protective equipment as per pre-course handout.
Worth noting: Instructors have been instructed not to undertake training where trainees do not have the appropriate protective equipment and appropriate saw.
The full cost of the course is to be paid before the start of the course.
If you cancel your place you will be liable for 100% of the cost. Unless a cancellation is received in writing 14 days prior to the commencement of the course.