Course type:
Professional

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
Progression

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

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 and protective clothing as well as NPTC assessment and registration fees (where applicable).

Additional

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Please bring your own packed lunch.

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 have any particular clothing requirements, please contact us.

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

Dates:

2nd – 3rd October 2023

6th – 7th November 2023

18th – 19th December 2023

10th -11th January 2024

6th – 7th February 2024

21st -22nd March 2024

29th -30th April 2024

4th – 5th June 2024

10th -11th July 2024

12th – 13th August 2024

Cost:

  • Lantra £360

  • NPTC £480

Time:

  • 9:00 - 16:30

Booking:

To book your place, click on the below link. You will be taken to our online shop where you can select your date and complete the payment. If you would like to book the NPTC certification route, you can select this in the online shop.

If you wish to pay by invoice, you will need to contact us by 28 days before the course start date. Payment of the invoice will need to be received by 14 days before the course start date to secure the place.

If you have any queries, you can contact us by phone on: 01452 702 529 or email shortcourses@hartpury.ac.uk

All course fees must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the course. If we have not received full payment of course fees your place on the course cannot be guaranteed.

If you have any queries, you can contact us by phone on: 01452 702 529 or email shortcourses@hartpury.ac.uk

All course fees must be paid at least 4 weeks prior to the first day of the course. If we have not received full payment of course fees your place on the course cannot be guaranteed.

If you need to cancel your course, Hartpury College will refund tuition fees at the following rates: 

  1. Up to 30 days prior to the course start date – full refund of tuition fees*
  2. Between 30 and 14 days prior to the course start date –50% refund of tuition fees*
  3. Less than 14 days’ notice – no refund of tuition fees

*an administrative fee of £50 will be deducted from the refund value.

If Hartpury postpones or cancels the course and is unable to provide an alternative date(s) any tuition fees will be refunded in full.

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Course Duration

2 Day
Duration:
2 Day course
Course type:
Part Time
Part-time study options available

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