Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when operating and maintaining them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding accidents.
Our two day chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting course for occasional users* will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.
*If you are using a chainsaw in a professional capacity it is recommended you register for our Basic Chainsaw Course NPTC City & Guilds – Qualification No’s: 00203/00204
Identification of the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
Identification of required safety and health features on a chainsaw
Preparing the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
Starting the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
Carrying out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
Possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
Organisation of site safety and state the procedures required
Identification of 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.
DURATION / ACCREDITATION
Duration: 2 Days
Accreditation: Lantra Certified