Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling Refresher

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Theory/practical
Duration:
2 days

Stay safe and skilled with our comprehensive chainsaw and tree-felling refresher course.

Overview in brief

Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools.

It's essential that you keep up to speed with all the latest techniques and guidelines to ensure you stay safe when using them.

Our refresher course will do just that as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

It covers chainsaw use and maintenance as well as practical sessions in cross-cutting and felling trees.

The finer details

Our course offers a balanced mix of theory and practical sessions.

There are five modules in all.

The first covers safety, health, and welfare, and is mandatory. It must be completed before the other modules.

We will, however, accept equivalent health and safety certification if it has been completed within five years of this refresher course.

Examples of equivalent certification include:

  • IOSH (Managing Safely)
  • NEBOSH Certificate
  • Lantra Awards Health & Safety and Practical Risk Assessment
  • Construction Skills Health and Safety equivalent to 5 days training
  • BSC level 3 Occupational Safety or above
  • Level 3 Award in Controlling Risks to Health & Safety in Agriculture and Production Horticulture (QCF).

Worth noting: You'll need a minimum level of fitness to complete this course.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll have worked through:

  • Safety, health, and welfare
  • Biosecurity
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Felling
  • Cross-cutting

You'll receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

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