Lantra Awards Technical Award in Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm Diameter)

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Summary / introduction: 
Felling trees and using a chainsaw can be dangerous; therefore it is essential when carrying out this activity that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding any accidents.
Target audience: 

This course is suitable for people who work in:

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

Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness is required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage any learner it is an essential requirement.


Our Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm diameter) training course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you continue to be confident when using a chainsaw and felling trees and that you are aware of the current health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected. Our training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention.

The course is also supplemented with high-quality course materials, and we work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that our materials reflect current safe working practices.

Product objectives: 

Once you have taken this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand risk assessment procedures
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks
  • Prepare trees to be felled and escape routes
  • Fell trees which have a diameter up to 200mm/8” safely and accurately using different techniques
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and effective manner
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • State techniques that must not be used for the takedown of hung-up trees.

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Preparation
  • Felling techniques
  • Branch removal – snedding and de-limbing
  • Taking down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clearing site and chainsaw checks
Course / product type: 
Integrated Training & Assessment
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
2 Days
Min number of learners: 
Max number of learners: 
Working with Trees / Chainsaws
Occasional Use of Chainsaws