Forestry & Arboriculture (Chainsaw) Training and Qualifications

Forestry & Arboriculture (Chainsaw) Training and Qualifications

With the launch of the new suite of Lantra and NPTC courses reflecting industry requirement and current legislation, we can provide the best solution to your training needs in Kent and the South East.

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training. Anyone working in or on trees is expected to have a recognised certificate of competence. Training is a legal requirement of employers, including those that are self-employed.

Our courses are suitable for anyone working with chainsaws  in forestry and arboriculture or any of the following areas:

– Highways maintenance
– Landscaping
– Conservation
– Fire brigade
– Horticulture
– Grounds maintenance
– Agriculture
– Fencing
– And many more

Our LANTRA Courses cover

Chainsaws – all operations from the occasional user right to the professional

• Ground-based arboriculture – woodchippers, stump grinders

• Aerial tree work – from climbing and rescue to pruning and dismantling

Brushcutters, trimmers and clearing saws

You can choose between the following:

• Training courses and qualifications (Licence to Practice) either LANTRA or NPTC

LANTRA Training courses (underpinning Licence to Practice)

LANTRA or NPTC occasional user courses (non-regulated integrated training and assessment)

• Refresher training keeping you up-to-date. Learn more from the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA).

Our most popular chainsaw and climbing training courses are listed below, please follow the links to find out more about each of them and to book your place on a course. Please be aware that some of these courses require pre-requisites. Please call us to check what you need. If you don’t find what you are looking for please contact us:

• Maintain and operate the chainsaw (LANTRA course 991; NPTC qualification 002003) More info

• Fell and process trees up to 380mm (LANTRA course 2541; NPTC qualification 002004) More info

• Maintain and operate the chainsaw and Fell and Process trees up to 380mm (LANTRA course 2564; NPTC qualification 002012) More info

• Climb trees and perform aerial rescue (LANTRA course 2565; NPTC qualification 002013) More info

• Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness (LANTRA course 2550; NPTC qualification 002108) More info

Also available:

– Use of a powered pole pruner
– Brush cutting operations
– Basic tree survey and inspection
– Professional tree survey

If you can’t see what you need then please contact us.