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Ground based chainsaw operation

  • Posted On: 12 February 2018
Ground based chainsaw operation

Four days training plus one-day assessment.


Date: 19th – 22nd March 2018

Location: Lowe Maintenance BD24 9DN

Cost: £450

Booking: Essential


Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 and Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04

Chainsaw maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing upto 380mm (formally CS30-CS31)


The CS30 – CS31 is a 4 day practical course for people with little or no experience of chainsaws, who require certification in the safe use of chainsaws and the felling and processing of trees up to 380 mm, in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Regulations.

This chainsaw course enables candidates to: successfully identify the required personal protective clothing; apply the Health and Safety law surrounding chainsaw operation, maintenance and performance; know how to take corrective action should a problem arise such as freeing trapped saws from logs; follow starting procedures and pre-start checks and adopt the correct stance and posture.

The course will also teach you to fell trees using wedges and felling bars; carry out at least three different types of cut; identify potential hazards and stresses and select the appropriate techniques to assess and work with timber in compression or tension. You will also be trained in how to take down hung up trees safely and in line with relevant legislation.

Please be aware that this course has physical demands for example carrying equipment in woodland environments.


Lowe maintenance training are based in Settle, they offer a comprehensive range of practical skills courses.


To book please contact Lowe maintenance 01729 825 132.

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