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Chainsaw Maintenance and Basic Operations

Chainsaw Maintenance and Basic Operations



This course is for FE and HE students only. You will be contacted with your allocated date.

This is a two-day course which covers chainsaw maintenance and basic operations, leading towards certification via the awarding body, LANTRA.

-Safety clothing - HSE standards, various types
-Safety regulations
-Identification of safety features of chainsaw and legal requirements
-Safety awareness and chainsaw use
-Maintenance and working knowledge of power unit and cutting mechanism
-Safe starting procedures
-Safe use of chainsaw for cross cutting techniques
-Handling and stacking procedure

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Detailed Description

Students may use their own protective clothing and serviceable chainsaw as long as they comply with safety standards. The College can provide any equipment and protective clothing to those students who do not have their own.

Protective Clothing includes:

      • Chainsaw boots
      • Chainsaw gloves
      • Chainsaw helmet with visor and ear muffs
      • Chainsaw trousers (front protection is sufficient)

      Chainsaw equipment includes:

      • Serviceable chainsaw (recommended 15 inch guide bar)
      • Chainsaw toolkit
        • sharpening files and gauges to suit cutting chain
        • appropriate spanners
        • screwdriver
        • soft brush and cloth for cleaning dirt from chainsaw parts
      • Chainsaw fuel mix and chainsaw oil for your chainsaw

      Assessment is at the end of the course and is via integrated assessment and training by the trainer. Prices include LANTRA registration fee.