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Chainsaw Courses

Chainsaw Courses

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Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS30/31)

For prices and/or additional course dates, please email Oliver on bookings@thejungleni.com.

If you have 4 people wanting to take a Course we can organise dates to best suit on request. 

At least 2 weeks prior booking is required. 4 people is the ideal number of candidates for chainsaw courses however if you are an individual wishing for a specific date we can arrange with individual prices. 

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

Course Details

  • Title:  Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
  • Product Code: 2556
  • CS equivalent code: CS30
  • Type: Training Course
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Location: On Site
  • Max Participants: 4
  • Price: Please email bookings@thejungleni.com or call 028 86748 881

Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when operating and maintaining them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding accidents. Our two day chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting course for occasional users* will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.

*If you are using a chainsaw in a professional capacity it is recommended you register for our Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting training course.

Our chainsaw training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention.

Who is it for?

This course will be suitable for you if you work in, or are looking to work in any of the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Woodland
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Land-based

Please Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness will be required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage you as a learner, it is an essential requirement.

What will you get from it?

After completing this course, the expected learning outcomes are that you will be able to:

  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required,report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • Identify required safety and health features on a chainsaw
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their service ability
  • Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra
  • Awards workbook
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide barHandle and stack timber in a safe manner.

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.

Maintenance, Cutting and Felling (up to 200mm)

Course Details

  • Title: Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling (up to 200mm diameter)
  • Product Code: 2558
  • CS equivalent code: CS31
  • Type: Training Course
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Location: On site
  • Delivery Method: Classroom and Practical
  • Max Participants: 4
  • Notional Level: 2
  • Price: Please email bookings@thejungleni.com or call 02886748881

Our combined Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling (up to 200mm diameter) training course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you continue to be confident when using a chainsaw and felling trees up to 200mm diameter and that you are aware of the current health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.

Our training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention.

Who is it for?

People who work in:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Woodland industries
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Land-based industries

Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness is required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage any learner it is an essential requirement.

What will you get from it?

The expected learning outcomes are that you will be able to:

  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • Identify required safety and health features on a chainsaw
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability
  • Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra
  • Awards workbook
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner
  • Understand risk assessment procedures
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks

Course sessions:

  • Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
  • 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
  • Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm diameter)
  • Preparation
  • Felling techniques
  • Branch removal – snedding and delimbing
  • Taking down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clearing site and chainsaw checks

Maintenance, Cutting and Felling (up to 380mm)

Course Details

  • Title: Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
  • Product Code: 2564
  • Type: Training Course
  • CS equivalent code: CS30+CS31
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Location: On site
  • Delivery Method: Classroom and Practical
  • Max Participants: 4
  • Notional Level: 2
  • Price: Please email bookings@thejungleni.com or call 02886748881

Our Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Tress up to 380mm has been designed to combine all the required training into one and reduce the time it would take should each of these courses be undertaken separately.

Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when operating and maintaining them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing.Equally felling trees can be hazardous and it is important you know what you are doing to avoid accidents.

Our chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling and processing course has been combined to give you the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.

Our training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention.

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are already working in, or are looking to work in one of the following industries:

  • Arboriculture
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Woodland
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Land-based

Note: Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness is required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage any learner it is an essential requirement.

What will you get from it?

When you’ve completed this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • Assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks
  • Fell trees which have a diameter less than the effective cutting length of a guide bar (guide bar length not greater than 380mm/15”)
  • Assess a leaning tree and the safest method of felling
  • Make accurate felling cuts in the correct positions
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and methodical manner
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms tension and compression in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner
  • Assess a hung-up tree and the safest method of take down
  • Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective take down
  • Check on the safety of take down tools
  • Make accurate severing cuts in the correct positions
  • Select and use hand tools safely
  • Take down hung-up trees to a safe and stable position
  • State techniques which must not be used for the take down of hung-up trees
  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required,report on its condition and locate the various standard marks.
  • Identify safety and health features on a chainsaw.
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication.
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner.
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests.
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks.
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required.
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention.
  • Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability.
  • Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra
  • Awards workbook.
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths.
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar.
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.

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 and felled timber
  • Felling
  • Branch removal – snedding and delimbing
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clear site and chainsaw checks
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