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Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance Equipment List

CHAINSAW EQUIPMENT – REQUIREMENTS

  •          CHAINSAW (ONE PER PERSON)
  •          COMBINATION SPANNERS
  •          FLAT FILES WITH HANDLES
  •          ROUND FILES WITH HANDLES – SIZE TO SUIT CHAINSAW
  •          CALIPERS (FOR MEASURING CHAIN LINKS – CUTTER) (advisable not essential)
  •          SHARPENING VICE
  •          ENGINEER’S SQUARE (advisable not essential)
  •          BAR GROOVE SCRAPERS
  •          DEPTH GAUGE TOOLS
  •          FEELER GAUGE (advisable not essential)
  •          CLEANING BRUSH (FOR SPARK PLUG)
  •          MANUFACTURER’S MANUAL
  •          FUEL – 2 STROKE
  •          CHAIN OIL

SAFETY CLOTHING 

  •        HELMET, VISOR, EAR DEFENDER
  •        CHAINSAW PROTECTIVE GLOVES
  •        CHAINSAW PROTECTIVE TROUSERS ETC. – OF SUITABLE CONSTRUCTION                    (TYPE C)
  •        FORESTRY BOOTS OR FORESTRY WELLINGTONS
  •        PROTECTIVE JACKET IF RISK ASSESSMENT DICTATES THIS IS NECESSARY.                                                                   Not needed for CS30 on Vale courses.
  •        FIRST AID KIT (PERSONAL) – ONE EACH
  •        FIRST AID KIT (SQUAD KIT)

Equipment and PPE can be hired by arrangement from Vale Training if you do not have everything you need but will be subject to Covid - 19 restrictions . We ask for a £50 cash deposit, this is then returned once everything is handed back at the end of the course and a £30- £50 hire charge will be added to the invoice.

If you would rather buy the equipment we can suggest F R Jones (www.frjonesandson.co.uk) or Briants of Princes Risborough. (01844 343663)

Please note that we do not have every size of PPE so extra socks and a belt are advised.