Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques(up to 200mm diameter)


Course description:

Felling trees and using a chainsaw can be dangerous; therefore it is essential when carrying out this activity that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding any accidents.

Our chainsaws – basic felling techniques (up to 200mm diameter) refresher training course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you continue to be confident when using a chainsaw and felling trees, and that you are aware of the latest health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.

Our chainsaw training is delivered by experienced instructors to small groups, this way you receive plenty of individual attention. The course is also supplemented with high-quality course materials, and we work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that our materials reflect current safe working practices.

Our chainsaws – basic felling techniques (up to 200mm diameter) refresher training course, is a one  day course.


Who is it for?

Our refresher chainsaws – basic felling techniques (up to 200mm diameter) training course is available for anyone who works outside of forestry and arboriculture and is required to fell small trees up to 200mm/8, and who already holds a certificate for chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting. This course is physical, so you must be fit and able to carry and move items in a forest or woodland environment.

Our course is suited to people who work in:

  • agriculture
  • horticulture
  • woodland industries
  • local authorities
  • conservation
  • construction
  • land-based industries.

Note: If you intend to work in the forestry and/or arboricultural industries, or if you are going to need to fell material over 200mm in diameter, then you should attend the Lantra Awards training-only course CLMC42X and get independently assessed through NPTC.

What will you get from it?

  • Understand risk assessment procedures.
  • Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks.
  • Prepare trees to be felled and identify escape routes.
  • Fell trees which have a diameter up to 200mm/8” safely and accurately using different but appropriate techniques.
  • Delimb felled trees in a safe and effective manner.
  • Select and use hand tools and maintain them in safe condition.
  • Take down hung-up trees using hand tools.
  • State techniques which must not be used.

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Preparation
  • Taking down hung-up trees using hand tools
  • Felling – conventional cuts, step cuts and heavily leaning trees
  • Branch removal – snedding and delimbing
  • Clearing site and chainsaw checks

For further information, availability and pricing please contact us.

1 day LANTRA Course No: CLMC40R