Who is the course for?
This course is perfect for those who will never need to fell trees, e.g. fencers, firewood loggers, builders, etc.
Operators who are working for certain companies (e.g. Railtrack or the Forestry Commission), or those wishing to continue to fell trees over 200mm, or use chainsaw in trees should attend a different training course which leads to a NPTC test for unit 201 (was CS30).
2 days for novice or less experienced users.
1 day for experienced users i.e. 3 years experience recommended.
Practical assessment with short questions at end of course
• Workshop Safety
• Maintaining guide bar and saw chain
• Engine maintenance
• Safety features of a chainsaw
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Starting the chainsaw & pre-use checks
• Safe working practices
• Storage & transport.
• Legislative issues
What should you bring to the course?
Full Personal Protective Equipment: Chainsaw helmet (with mesh visor & ear defenders)
Chainsaw gloves, Steel toe-capped chainsaw work boots, Chainsaw trousers (Type C).
Chainsaw (maximum recommended guide bar length 380mm 15”, preferably over 40cc in good working order with the manual) Please make sure that the chain on the saw is serviceable, if in doubt bring a spare chain with the supplied box
Tool kit to include sharpening equipment, knock-in vice, depth gauge, raker, plug spanner & screwdrivers. Fuel/2 stroke & Chain Oil.
The above can be hired for the course. Non-snag clothing.
Personal First Aid Kit (must include large wound dressing). 2 Passport Photos.
Please bring packed lunch and drinks for each day, and sufficient warm clothing & wet weather gear to allow for weather conditions. Sun protection is advised for those rare occasions that we see it – minimum recommended is SPF 15 but this can be higher depending on skin type.
Lantra Certificate of Competence
Refresher Training is recommended about every 5 years.
Come and join us at our next ‘open course’ – please contact us for details or check
our website for dates and prices
Please ask for more details if you would like us to come to your site.
All trainees must be over 16 years of age and be “physically fit”. Anyone under the age of 18 can only use a chainsaw under the supervision of a certificated operator. Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions.
First Aid training is strongly recommended by the HSE.