Chainsaw Use: An Introduction
This course is designed for novice users with the basic principles of chainsaw operation being covered.
No previous knowledge is required as all elements will be fully explored by instructors.
You will study:
- Health and Safety (legislation, risk assessing, emergency planning)
- Work site safety (mitigating risks)
- Chainsaw preparation and safe starting
- Chainsaw cross-cutting to produce severing cuts (practical element)
Further study and career options
This course is often attended by novices users as a prerequisite to attending our Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award (CS30) course.
To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.