Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

These courses are for anyone who is required to maintain and operate chainsaws for cross cutting, and will be suitable for you if you work in, or are looking to work in any of the following industries: Forestry, Agriculture, Horticulture, Woodland, Local Authorities, Conservation, Land-based.

Course content: Identification of hazards and risks associated with the working area, health and safety legislation, safe working practices, PPE. Inspection of the chainsaw, Identifying elements of the chainsaw that need attention, functions of the main working parts, safety features, maintenance tools. Preparation of a chainsaw for use including sharpening techniques and maintenance of working parts. Chain types and uses, filing methods, maintenance of bar and chain, and problems associated with the same, waste disposal methods, environmental factors. Safe body positioning and operation of the chainsaw. Cross cutting of timber to length, ergonomic work methods, appropriate boring cuts and safe moving methods.

Assessment is by practical observation and oral questioning. To achieve a satisfactory outcome the candidate must: Be able to work safely, be able to carry out maintenance of chainsaw and cutting system and be able to carry out operational chainsaw checks. Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice. Know how to carry out maintenance of chainsaw and cutting system. Know how to and be able to cross-cut timber using a chainsaw.
 

Candidates must be a minimum age of 16 or over.
Please note: Trainees must be able to read and interpret product information.

Price £275.00 + VAT

(Based on 4 Candidates attending. Two day Course)

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