Chainsaw Training

  • Who Attends

    The Chainsaw Basic Maintenance and Crosscutting training programme is designed for any experienced person who may be required to use a chainsaw in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations.

  • The Aim

    To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with the use of chainsaws and to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), in the safe use and maintenance of chainsaws.

  • Course Content

    • Legal requirements and responsibilities.
    • Nature of hazards and identification of causes.
    • Selection of correct machinery, chain and personal protective equipment (PPE).
    • Method of checking and sharpening chain, checking and maintenance of chain bar, checking drive sprocket, checking pull cord.
    • Storage.
    • Machine checks.
    • Refuelling.
    • Safe work area.
    • Correct staring procedures.
    • Correct stance when using the chainsaw.

  • Knowledge

    By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

    • Understand the legal requirements and their responsibility for the safe use of chainsaws.
    • Identify a potential hazard and its reasonable foreseeable risks.
    • Select the appropriate machinery and PPE required for the work being undertaken.
    • Select appropriate safety equipment that may be used and carry out appropriate pre-use checks.
    • Be able to correctly mark, store, handle and transport chainsaw and any ancillary equipment, such as chains and chain bars.
    • Conduct a practical exercise using the appropriate safety equipment, in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Methods

    Classroom and site based tutorials and demonstrations.

    A practical exercise is included in the syllabus, a suitable and risk assessed practical area and the necessary equipment and PPE must be available for the duration of the training.

    Training will be specific, only to the type of chainsaw work carried by the delegates in their line of work and therefore needs to be advised to us at the time of booking.

  • Additional Info

    Delegates should provide a passport photograph on the day of training for production of ID Cards.

    Delegates attending this course should be 18 years and should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

    The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment. The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment. Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates (further information available upon request).

    For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has cutting equipment, a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training.

  • Dates & Locations
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