About this course
Chainsaw training—basic maintenance & crosscut operation can be completed using petrol engine or electric chainsaws.
You will learn
• Basic Safety
• Responsibilities (Employer and Employee)
• PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
• Pre Use Inspection and Checks
• Basic Maintenance and Servicing
• General Operating
• Cutting Practices & Techniques (Cross Cut Operations only)
Please note: this training does not include tree felling, only basic cross cutting for groundwork.
Candidates per course
Maximum of 4 delegates per day. All experiences:
Safety Helmet: Forestry helmet combined unit only, incorporating safety helmet, ear protection and face mesh
Footwear: Chainsaw boots which are resistant to chain penetration, safety boots and gaiters are allowable for occasional users
Gloves: Chainsaw mitts, offering protection on the back of the left hand, chainsaw gloves are allowed for occasional users
Lower Body: Chainsaw trousers with ballistic filling to the front are a minimum requirement; all round ballistic protection is preferred. Where occasional and multi users use the same PPE, chainsaw leggings and braces/belts are allowed.
Upper Body: Chainsaw jacket with selected areas being in ballistic material is preferred, however close fitting upper body clothing is acceptable for occasional users
Face Mask: When operating in dusty conditions an appropriate facemask must be used