Lantra Awards Technical Award in Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness - Refresher

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Summary / introduction: 
Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when using them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding any accidents. Our refresher use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are comfortable when using a chainsaw and aware of the latest health and safety guidelines making sure that you stay protected.
Target audience: 

If you are an experienced tree surgeon or arborist who has attended the ‘Basic Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue’ course (CLMC45X), or if you hold the NPTC Level 2 Award in ‘Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue’, then this refresher course is available to you.

For our refresher course, as an experienced learner, you will need to provide evidence of your experience.

You must also have previous trained experience in maintenance and the use of chainsaws, including the felling of small trees, you must be physically fit, and not on any medication that could affect your health, and you must not suffer from vertigo.

People involved in:

  • Arboriculture
  • Forestry
  • Woodland industries
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation.

Learners must be trained in maintenance and use of chainsaws, including felling small trees, and hold NPTC units CS 30 and CS 31. Learners must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar or on medication which could affect their safety.


Our use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness course provides the knowledge and skills required for you to gain assessment for the NTPC Level 2 Award CS 39 ‘Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness’.

Product objectives: 

At the end of the course, each learner will have been given the information enabling them to:

  • Understand the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness.
  • Understand the safety considerations to be observed in organising a work site.
  • Carry out pre-start checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques.
  • Demonstrate techniques for hauling chainsaws into the tree and attaching them appropriately to the harness.
  • Use appropriate techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of various step and sink cuts and correct final pruning cuts.
  • Use top-handled and lightweight rear-handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner to remove light and medium weight branches.
  • Understand and fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a competent ground person.

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Preparing a chainsaw for use in a tree
  • Securing the work position
  • Cutting techniques
  • Clearing site and equipment checks
Course / product type: 
Training Course
Assessment type: 
Training Only
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
1 Day
Min number of learners: 
Max number of learners: 
Working with Trees / Chainsaws
Aerial Tree Activities