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April TBC Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

The chainsaw is one of the most useful - and powerful - tools used across any number of industries, but it is also one of the most dangerous. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance 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).

Our instructors will guide you through a balanced mix of theoretical and practical sessions. You'll work on a number of appropriate techniques and safety guidelines. Key maintenance issues will be covered.

You'll also go over cross-cutting, handling and stacking timber. Course sessions:
- HSE legislation and safety guidelines
- Overview of the chainsaw and maintenance equipment
- Maintaining the saw chain
- Maintaining the guide bar
- Power unit maintenance
- Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
- Cross-cutting timber

- Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting
- Award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm
(Verification of these units must be produced prior to the start of the course.)

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

This course will take place between 9am and 5pm. Days dependent on booking availability.

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You will need to be at least 16 years of age and should hold a ‘Certificate of Competence’ in the following units:

- Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting
- Award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm

(Verification of these units must be produced prior to the start of the course.)

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