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Chainsaw Maintenance & Basic Operation - NPTC

Chainsaw Maintenance & Basic Operation - NPTC



This is a two-day course which covers chainsaw maintenance and basic operations, leading towards certification with NPTC.


Detailed Description

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 Progression 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

Protective Clothing includes:

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

Please note that attendance on this course does not automatically achieve certification. This is the NPTC certification route - assessment will take place on a subsequent, separate day which will be arranged via the course tutor. Price includes use of equipment and protective clothing as well as NPTC assessment and registration fees.



There are no entry requirements for this course.

Beverages will be provided throughout the day but you should bring your own packed lunch.

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. If you have any particular clothing requirements, please contact us.