Chainsaw - Maintenance and Operation CS30 (CS0960)

Lantra or N.P.T.C. Certification

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.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £270 + VAT including Lantra assessment & Certification. Does not include NPTC certification. For NPTC price see assessment price list

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre or clients own site

Maximum Trainees: 4

Duration: 2 days

Requirements: none

Equipment:Please ask for list

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 maintance 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 Objectives:

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

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

Date of next course:

6th & 7th February

10th & 11th February

3rd & 4th March

25th & 26th March

29th & 30th April

30th April & 1st May

6th & 7th May

18th & 19th May

8th & 9th June

Other dates are available on enquiry

Please enquire availability in the office.

In house dates available on application

Assessments: Lantra assessments are taken during the two 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, a surcharge will be made.

Next steps: NPTC unit CS31 (CS0961)

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