East Malling Short Courses

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS30-31)


Course dates available:

June 24, 2024
Venue: Sorry this course is now full
October 21, 2024
Venue: East Malling, Kent

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Cost: £985
Duration: 5 Days
Certification: Level 2 NPTC City & Guilds or LANTRA
Assessment Type: 1/2 day practical independent assessment
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

This course combines the chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting course with the felling of trees up to 380mm to produce a comprehensive and intensive course over 5 days.

This course will cover

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Overview of the chainsaw and maintenance equipment
  • Maintaining the saw chain
  • Maintaining the guide bar
  • Power unit maintenance
  • Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
  • Cross-cutting timber and felled timber
  • Felling
  • Branch removal – snedding and de-limbing
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Clear site and chainsaw checks

This course would not suit you if you are very inexperienced with power tools and machinery, in which case we would recommend the two separate courses.

Chainsaws and personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandatory for this training and must be supplied by the trainee. Please see the kit list below. Hire of some items may be possible.

There are no formal pre requisites but you will need good physical and manual dexterity and also be 18 or over to attend this course.

You will be required to provide your own PPE and equipment. Please ensure that each item is in a good state of repair and meets current British Safety approved standards.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing appropriate to the training and the weather conditions.

You will need to bring your own drinks and lunch for the day.

You will need to supply:

  • Chainsaw not more than 15” bar
  • Fuel for chainsaw
  • Chainsaw boots
  • Chainsaw protective trousers
  • Chainsaw gloves
  • British safety standard helmet with ear defenders and visor
  • Non snag upper body clothing
  • Tool kit for saw
  • A personal first aid kit
  • A whistle
  • Loggers tape
  • Pair of tongs
  • Small felling bar
  • Belt &holster (optional)




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