Chainsaw Courses

Cross cutting and Maintenance

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A Chainsaw training course covering X cutting & maintenance, can be provided for novice or experienced operatives.

Ratio: Novice candidates: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 2 Days

Refresher and Test course: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day

The Chainsaw course is designed to highlight to participants the dangers of chainsaw use and the safe operating procedures necessary so as to help avoid accidents and injuries.

Course Content
Employer & Employee legal responsibilities
Health & Safety Act 1974 and other relevant legislation
Pre Operational checks
Chainsaw maintenance (workshop safety)
Chain sharpening
Lubrication and refueling
Starting and pre-cutting checks
Crosscutting and stacking timber
Site safety including allowing for wind factor when cutting


Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area with material (timber or small branches) to cut for the practical session.
Candidates will be expected to provide their own PPE to include helmet, hearing protection, gloves, leg/eye protection, boots or gaiters and steel toe-capped boots.

Certification & Validation
This course covers cross cutting and maintenance, where candidates remain on the ground whilst using the machinery but does not cover the climbing of trees.

The Chainsaw training course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra course validation and plastic ID card
NPORS registration and plastic ID card N602 Chainsaw training course

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We can also deliver the new NPORS Concrete Cutting Chainsaw course N025.




Same ratios as the standard Chainsaw apply.


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Kentra training have a dedicated News page to keep you up to date with information from the industry and training news. Here’s a link to our article regarding Working with Chainsaws which details the PPE requirements and other information you may find interesting.

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