Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

Who is the course 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

Objectives:

  • State and identify the necessary PPE required, report it’s condition and locate the various standard marks
  • State and identify required health & safety 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 Details:

An Integrated training and assessment (ITA) only.

Duration: 2 days

Maximum of 4 trainees per course. Each candidate must have a chainsaw and PPE.

Certification gained: Lantra Certificate of Training, valid for 5 years.

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