Lantra Awards ITA – Chainsaw Maintenance,
Cross-cutting and Basic Felling (up to 200mm)
Our combined Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling (up to 200mm diameter) 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 up to 200mm diameter and that you are aware of the current health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.
Our 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.
Who is it for?
People who work in:
- Woodland industries
- Local Authorities
- Land-based industries
Note Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness is required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage any learner it is an essential requirement.
What will you get from it?
The expected learning outcomes are that you will be able to:
- Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
- Identify required safety and health features on a chainsaw
- Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
- Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
- Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
- State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
- Organise site safety and state the procedures required
- Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
- Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability
- Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
- Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
- Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
- Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
- Handle and stack timber in a safe manner
- Understand risk assessment procedures
- Assess trees to be felled for hazards and associated risks
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
- HSE legislation and safety guidelines
- Overview of the chainsaw and maintenance equipment
- Maintaining the saw chain
- Maintaining the guide bar
- Power unit maintenance
- Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
- Cross-cutting timber
Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm diameter)
- Felling techniques
- Branch removal – snedding and de-limbing
- Taking down hung-up trees using hand tools
- Clearing site and chainsaw checks
For further information, availability and pricing please contact us.