Chainsaw CS30 & CS31 - Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling Small Trees (NTPC)

Grounds Maintenance

Who should attend?

All staff who work in or on trees using chainsaws.

Course aim

At the end of the course, candidates should be able to:-

  • Identify a given chainsaw, select appropriate tools and maintain the saw to the appropriate standard
  • Identify safety features and be aware of the dangers of operating a petrol driven saw
  • Start a saw safely and demonstrate safe use when cross cutting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dangers associated with Kick Back
  • Demonstrate an awareness of safe lifting
  • Demonstrate ability to safely fell small trees
  • Demonstrate ability to safely Cross-Cut & Stack felled timber
  • Prepare Candidates for NPTC Assessment
  • Course content
  • Introduction to tutor and course
  • Safety aspects
  • Chainsaw features, safety and legality
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Starter cord/spring replacement
  • Guide bar problems
  • Oil/Fuel filters
  • Chainbrake spring mechanism
  • Chain identification
  • Chain sharpening
  • Fuelling procedure
  • Starting procedures/pre-use checks
  • Cross cutting/kick back/boring techniques
  • Tension and compression
  • Fell trees up to 20cm-38cm (8”-15”) in diameter
  • Delimb conifers and/or small broadleaf trees
  • Cross-cut and stack produce
  • Take down of hung up trees using hand tools
  • Preparation for assessments
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