Course type:

Chainsaw Maintenance and Basic Operation

This is a two-day course which covers chainsaw maintenance and basic operations, leading towards certification with either Lantra or NPTC.

Safety clothing - HSE standards, various types
Safety regulations
Identification of safety features of chainsaw and legal requirements
Safety awareness and chainsaw use
Maintenance and working knowledge of power unit and cutting mechanism
Safe starting procedures
Safe use of chainsaw for cross cutting techniques
Handling and stacking procedure

Chainsaw equipment includes:

  • Serviceable chainsaw (recommended 15 inch guide bar)
  • Chainsaw toolkit
  • sharpening files and gauges to suit cutting chain
  • appropriate spanners
  • screwdriver
  • soft brush and cloth for cleaning dirt from chainsaw parts
  • Chainsaw fuel mix and chainsaw oil for your chainsaw
  •  Beverages will be provided throughout the day but you should bring your own packed lunch.

Protective Clothing includes:

  • Chainsaw boots
  • Chainsaw gloves
  • Chainsaw helmet with visor and ear muffs
  • Chainsaw trousers (front protection is sufficient)

Please note that attendance on this course does not automatically achieve certification: If you are taking the Lantra certification route, assessment will be via integrated training and assessment by the tutor over the course duration. If you are taking the NPTC certification route, assessment will take place on a subsequent, separate day which will be arranged via the course tutor.

Price includes use of equipment, as well as NPTC assessment and registration fees (where applicable).



There are no entry requirements for this course.

Students may use their own protective clothing and serviceable chainsaw as long as they comply with safety standards. The College can provide any equipment and protective clothing to those students who do not have their own.

if you need any more information regarding this course call our short course department on 01452 702529


Dates 2017 - 2018: 

  • 27th - 28th June
  • 31st July - 1st August


  • LANTRA £295
  • NPTC £400


  • 9:00 - 16:30

Telephone for availability: 01452 702 529 or email

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Course Duration

2 Day
2 Day course
Course type:
Part Time

Why study Professional at Hartpury University Centre?

Hartpury’s Innovation, Careers and Enterprise Centre specialises in providing professional courses and apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors, from land-based, animal and equine to education, health and safety and food and drink.

These are designed to meet the needs of local employers, enabling them to source the right training at the right price to upskill their employees, as well as to provide additional qualifications to boost the skills, CVs and earning potential of our students right on their doorstep.

Our diverse team of trainers all have extensive industry experience in their specialist areas and are on hand to provide bespoke business advice, support and training.

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