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Level 2 Award in chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting (formerly NPTC CS30)

Level 2 Award in chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting (formerly NPTC CS30)

NPTC Assessment Unit 002003

This two day workshop and field based course is aimed at anyone who is required to use a chainsaw at work or who simply wishing to learn how to safely maintain and operate a chainsaw for home and garden use.

The first day of the course takes place in our well-equipped workshop and takes the candidate through basic risk assessments, health & safety and industry legislation including the personal protective equipment requirements, chainsaw maintenance (including chain identification and sharpening).

The majority of the second day is spent in a local woodland and covers on site safety, pre-start checks, safe starting procedures and cross-cutting.

This course will provide the candidate with all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to undertake the NPTC Level 2 Unit 002003 chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting assessment.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of this course, the candidate will:

  • Have gained a basic understanding of relevant industry health & safety legislation and risk assessment;
  • Understand the Personal Protective Equipment required for maintaining and operating a chainsaw;
  • Be able to identify and explain the function of all the safety features fitted to their chainsaw;
  • Be competent at carrying out maintenance of the chainsaw power unit, bar and chain, including sharpening;
  • Understand how to optimise the cutting performance of a chainsaw;
  • Be able to carry out pre start checks and safe starting procedure of a chainsaw;
  • Be competent at carrying out a range cross cutting techniques to deal with a variety of situations.

 

Equipment required:

Chainsaw for ground use, fuel/oil, maintenance tools.

Personal Protective Equipment required:  Chainsaw trousers Class 1 type A or C, chainsaw boots, chainsaw helmet with ear and eye protection, chainsaw gloves, this workshop gloves.

All equipment is available to hire at an additional cost including PPE.  Please enquire for details.

Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course duration:

Two days training with assessment on a separate day.

Cost:

Training £230 per person plus VAT

NPTC Assessment £150 per person

If required we can offer a combined 5 day cross cutting, chainsaw maintenance and small tree felling course.

Dates:

7 & 8 December 2020 with assessment on 14 December 2020 – sold out

7 & 8 January 2021 with assessment on 14 January 2021 – sold out

22 & 23 February 2021 with assessment on 2 March 2021 – sold out

12 & 13 April 2021 with assessment on 19 April 2021 – sold out

26 & 27 April 2021 with assessment on 4 May 2021 – sold out

10 & 11 May 2021 with assessment on 17 or 18 May 2021 -sold out

21 & 22 September 2021 with assessment on 23 September 2021 – sold out

GROUND BASED COURSES

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN CHAINSAW MAINTENANCE AND CROSS CUTTING (FORMERLY NPTC CS30)

LEVEL 2 AWARD IN FELLING AND PROCESSING TREES UP TO 380MM
(FORMERLY NPTC CS31)

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FELLING AND PROCESSING TREES OVER 380MM
(FORMERLY NPTC CS32)

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN SEVERING UPROOTED OR WINDBLOWN TREES USING A CHAINSAW
(FORMERLY NPTC CS34, CS35)

AERIAL / CLIMBING BASED COURSES

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN TREE CLIMBING AND AERIAL RESCUE (FORMERLY NPTC CS38)

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL CUTTING OF TREES WITH A CHAINSAW USING FREEFALL TECHNIQUES (FORMERLY NPTC CS39)

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL TREE PRUNING (FORMERLY NPTC CS40)

LEVEL 3 AWARD IN AERIAL TREE RIGGING (FORMERLY NPTC CS41)

UTILITY ARBORICULTURE BASED COURSES

LEVEL 3 NPTC UA1 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE

LEVEL 3 NPTC UA2 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE

LEVEL 3 NPTC UA5 UTILITY ARBORICULTURE

FIRST AID / HEALTH & SAFETY

EMERGENCY FIRST AID +F

MANUAL HANDLING

WORKSHOPS

BASIC INTRODUCTION TO CHAINSAW USE AND MAINTENANCE

SRT (SINGLE ROPE TECHNIQUE)

FUNGI

ADVANCED RIGGING

SPIKING REFRESHERS

TREE IDENTIFICATION

LOLER

IN ADDITION TO TRAINING & ASSESSMENTS WE ALSO OFFER A FULL LOLER INSPECTION SERVICE FOR CLIMBING AND RIGGING KITS.

EVENTS / NEWS

EVENTS / NEWS

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Steve Harris, Harris Tree Centre

"Would recommend and use again for free works"

Carson Reiser, Domestic Customer

"Very relaxed and information with very experienced trainers"

Dake Atkinson, Atkinson Contracting LTD

"Very informative and well delivered"

Sam Walbridge

"The team could not have been more helpful, they have done an excellent job and left the site extremely tidy."

Mary Colvill, Domestic Customer

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