Chainsaw

We have listed our available courses in this category below. Please click on a course for more information.

CHAINSAW Ground units:-

Basic Maintenance and Cross Cutting Only (Lantra Awards)
For anyone needing chainsaw certificate but will not be felling trees. This course is assessed by the instructor during the training (ITA) and requires no separate assessment which saves the cost of the NPTC assessments as well as the extra time needed for the assessments.

Basic Maintenance and Cross Cutting only (City and Guilds/NPTC – previously CS30)
For anyone needing an NPTC chainsaw certificate but will not be felling trees. Units 201 & 201 – (was CS30)

Felling to 380mm/15″ (City and Guilds/NPTC – previously CS31)
For anyone who already has the NPTC “Basic Maintenance and Cross Cutting only” and now needs the NPTC felling unit. Unit 203 – (was CS31)

Basic Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling to 200mm/8″ diameter at felling height (Lantra Awards)
First step for new users or those not previously certificated. This unit combines both the previous “Maintenance & Cross-Cutting only” with “Felling to 200mm / 8” in one 4 day course. This course is assessed by the instructor during the training (ITA) and requires no separate assessment) This is a good alternative for anyone who will never fell a tree over 200mm / 8” and will never be asked for the NPTC certificate.

Basic Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling to 380mm/15″ diameter at felling height (City and Guilds/NPTC – Previously CS30/31)
First step for new users or those not previously certificated. This unit combines both the previous “Maintenance & Cross-Cutting only” and the “Felling to 380mm / 15” in one 5 day course. Units 201,201 & 203 – (was CS30 & CS31)

Basic Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling to 380mm (refresher only – no need to re-take assessments)
This gives a Lynher Training certificate of attendance as evidence of an update or refresher only. You must already have NPTC certification for these units under either the old or new systems (201,202 & 203 or CS30 & CS31)

Felling Trees over 380mm / 15 (City & Guilds NPTC)
For those wanting to continue on to larger trees – unit 301 (was CS32 & CS33). You will need to have “Maintenance & Cross-Cutting only” and the “Felling to 380mm / 15” – units 201,202 (or 203), 204 or CS30 & CS31 and be fairly experienced.

Chainsaw felling – all sizes – refresher for experienced operators
This gives a Lynher Training certificate of attendance as evidence of an update or refresher only. You must already have NPTC certification for these units under either the old or new systems – 301 or CS32

Sever Uprooted Trees (City & Guilds NPTC)
The new unit 302 includes both of the old units (CS34 & CS35) “Individual & Multiple Windblown Trees”. It is for those wanting to continue on to windblown trees. You must already have NPTC certification for the following units under either the old or new systems “Maintenance & Cross-Cutting only”, “Felling to 380mm” and “Felling over 380mm” as well as being fairly experienced.

CHAINSAW Off-ground units:-

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue only and Use of a chainsaw from a rope & harness (City & Guilds NPTC)
This is now 2 units “206 & 306” instead of the old unit CS38. This is a standalone unit for Aerial Support Staff or Tree Inspectors. There is no chainsaw use in this course but is the pre-requisite for all other aerial units.

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-Fall Techniques” (City & Guilds NPTC)
A 2 day continuation course for unit 308 – (was CS39) which combines your knowledge from the basic chainsaw units 201, 202 (203) & 204 with the Aerial units 206 & 306, all of which must be completed before you can do this course.

Advanced Chainsaw – Arboricultural Pruning (City & Guilds NPTC)
This is unit 307 – (was CS40) and is a continuation of unit 308 (CS39) . This unit continues on to shaping of a tree according to different methods and tree species. You will need all the previous certificates as well as a reasonable amount of experience and background knowledge prior to undertaking this course.

Advanced Chainsaw – Sectional Felling (City & Guilds NPTC)
This is unit 309 – (was CS41) and is 5 days of rope & rigging with various techniques for sectional felling and lowering. This is an advanced course which will require you to have all the previous certificates as well as a reasonable amount of experience and background knowledge prior to undertaking this course.

Other units:-

Powered Pole Pruners (City & Guilds NPTC)
A new “ITA” unit which allows the instructor to assess you on the same day. Now called unit 205 and replaces the old CS48 unit.

Level 2 Award in Remove Branches and Breakdown Crowns Using a Chainsaw. Unit 204 (City & Guilds NPTC)
For ground based workers who are not required to fell trees within forestry and arboriculture.

Level 3 Award in Preparing and Agreeing Emergency Tree work Operations. Unit 304 (City & Guilds NPTC)
For Chainsaw Operatives and/ or key staff responsible for planning and arranging Emergency Tree work, and making risk assessments etc, such as team leaders, supervisors, managers, working in any of the landbased industries.

Level 3 Award in Emergency Tree work Operations. Unit 305 (City & Guilds NPTC)
For people needing to undertake Emergency Tree work at a moment’s notice, dealing with storm damaged & uprooted trees, with special focus on team work and dealing with other services.

Level 3 Award in Installation and Maintenance of Structural Tree Supports. Unit 310 (City & Guilds NPTC)
For people with some experience in bracing and propping systems, and/or qualifications such as ISA cert tech, NA Arb covering bracing, or similar.

Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment (LOLER) (City & Guilds NPTC)
For anyone who needs to inspect, record and report under LOLER regulations. Ideally trainees should hold NPTC Certificates of Competence in units CS38 (206 306), CS39 (308), CS40 (307) and CS41 (309), however exceptions apply for people with sufficient industry experience. Trainees must have a minimum of five year’s experience using and working with a range of modern climbing and rigging equipment.

 

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