Who is the course for?
You must already have NPTC Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling up to 380mm (units 201,202 & 203 or CS30 & 31) qualification.
For those who have already completed the NPTC assessments there is no need to re-take these. A certificate of attendance is evidence of this being a refresher course.
3 days for less experienced users and 2 days for experienced users.
• Safe working practices
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Felling demonstration
• Felling trees up to 380mm diameter
• Additional felling techniques
• Delimbing felled trees
• Cross cutting trunks of felled trees
• Take down hung-up trees
• Practical demonstrations & safe use
• 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 (recommended guide bar length 380mm 15”, over 40cc in good working order with the manual) Please make sure that the chain on the saw is new or nearly new, if in doubt bring a spare chain with the supplied box. Tool kit to include sharpening equipment – sharp files, knock-in vice, depth gauge, raker (Guide bar cleaner), plug spanner & screwdrivers. Fuel/2 stroke & Chain Oil.
5 metre tape measure–for measuring felled timber – a cheap one is ok
Personal First Aid Kit (must include large wound dressing). Non-snag outer clothing.
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 – min recommended is SPF 15 but this can be higher depending on skin type.
Re-assessment is not required for refresher training. Refresher Training is recommended about every 2 to 5 years.
Lynher Training certificate of attendance
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.