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201/202 Chainsaw Course

Chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting & felling up to 380mm

(previously - CS30/31 )

Date: 23rd-27th May 2022

Location: Red Stag Training, R2 Moat Park, Framlingham Road, Earl Soham, Woodbridge, IP13 7SR

Pre-requisites: First Aid is highly recommended by the HSE, but not essential.

Fantastic forestry course run in beautiful woodlands – hand picked by us for the ultimate learning experience!

On this course you will learn legislation specific to chainsaw maintenance and operations, how to maintain a chainsaw – crucial for the safe use of the equipment. You will be taught crosscutting techniques, and how to fell trees using a variety of cuts, followed by instruction on how to process the tree to site specification. This course is run by an approved Lantra instructor, on a maximum 4:1 ratio. The course combines instruction and practice in both the workshop and out in the woodland)

  • Current HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Personnel Protective Equipment P.P.E
  • Chainsaw safety features and maintenance equipment
  • Chain maintenance
  • Guide bar maintenance
  • Maintenance of the power unit and drive system
  • Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
  • Assess tension and compression in timber
  • Crosscutting timber.
  • Risk assessment and emergency procedures/ site safety
  • Assess the trees to be felled for hazards and risks
  • Fell trees
  • Assess leaning trees and the safest method of felling
  • Make accurate felling cuts
  • De-limb felled trees in a safe and systematic manner
  • Crosscut timber accurately to site specification
  • Safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber using safe manual handling techniques
  • Safe takedown of hung up trees using appropriate equipment
  • Safe use of aid tools

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