Chainsaw - Maintenance and Operation CS30 (CS0960)

A two day course on the maintenance and use of a chainsaw. This course helps you to make better use of your chainsaw and advises on safety equipment. The course leads to N.P.T.C. assessment and certification Unit 30. The course does not include the N.P.T.C. Assessment fee. With proper maintenance of your chainsaw, a long life can be had from it. Safe operation can prolong the life of you and others around you. Both the maintenance and operation therefore are of upmost importance. In this course you will learn how to keep your chainsaw in tip top condition and learn how to use it safely.



Course prerequisite: None.  Delegates must be over 16years of age. 

Certificating Body: Lantra and NPTC

Course Length: 2 day

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £270 + VAT and NPTC Certification Cost

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

Equipment: Click here for Equipment list

At the end of the course participants will be able to:-

  • state and identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks 
  •  state and identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw 
  •  identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment, and decide which can be rectified by the operator and which requires the attention of a service engineer 
  • 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 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

Assessments: Lantra assessments are taken during the three days of training. NPTC unit are taken after the course by independent assessors. Please note that NPTC assessment dates will be given to you at the time of booking training. Should these be changed by the client, a surcharge will be made.

For more information click here to view the City & Guilds NPTC scheme documentation.

Other courses in this series include:

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