Lantra Chainsaw courses

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling up to 200mm

Training and assessment

Overview

Chainsaws are useful, powerful machines.  However, in the wrong hands, they can be very dangerous.  

Who should attend

This course is designed for those intending to use a chainsaw occasionally.  It is also a gateway qualification to high and more specialized chainsaw courses.  

The qualification covers theory, including health and safety, and practical use of a chainsaw

Training is delivered in small groups of no more than four students.  This enables the instructor to give individual attention.  Students receive high-quality course materials that detail the theory and practical elements of the course. 

The course

Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a worksite

* Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks

* Prepare trees to be felled and identify escape routes

* Fell trees which have a diameter up to 200mm/8” safely and accurately using appropriate techniques

* Remove branches from felled trees in a safe and methodical manner

* Select and use hand tools and maintain them in a safe condition

* Takedown hung-up trees using hand tools

* State techniques that must not be used for the takedown of hung-up trees.

Prerequisites 

* Age 18+

* Good level of fitness

Course dates

Course

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling up to 200mm

Dates

October 5th - 8th

December 

7th - 10th 

Cost

Course

Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

Dates

October 12th - 13th 

Both days must be attended

December  14th - 17th

Cost

Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

Overview

This course will enable you to develop the skills you already have, and gain an industry-recognized qualification.  

 

Who should attend

This qualification is for those wishing to gain employment within the forestry and arboricultural sector.  On successful completion, you will achieve a competency card that will enable you to access job opportunities. 

The qualification

* Knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities

*  Be able to work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team

* Be able to review and develop your own practices, and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks, to the required industry standard

* Improve your awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda

* Obtain occupational competence practice

* Meet the license-to-practice or other legal requirements

Prerequisites

* Age 16+

* Evidence of previous chainsaw experience and training

* Appropriate level of fitness