Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-Cutting

Qualification: LANTRA award Level 2 qualification in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
Cost: £430
Duration: 3 days
Location: On Site
Prerequisites: None

This course is ideal for those wishing to achieve a LANTRA Award Level 2 qualification in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting. It will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw but also aware of relevant health and safety requirements making sure you stay protected.  This course will enable you to provide the evidence required to meet the licence to practice standards.

Who is it for?

This course will be suitable for you if you work in, or are looking to work in any of the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Arboriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Woodland industries
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Land-based industries

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Overview of the chainsaw and maintenance equipment
  • Power unit maintenance
  • To understand the function and maintenance of the drive sprocket
  • Maintaining the saw chain
  • Maintaining the guide bar
  • Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
  • Cross-cutting timber
  • Clearing working area and work equipment checks

Equipment required as per pre-course hand-out:

  • Chainsaw
  • Operator’s maintenance kit and equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This course culminates in an independent assessment for a LANTRA awards Level 2 Certificate in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting.