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NPTC 39 20 Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This course covers health & safety issues and legislation relating to using chainsaws in the workplace. It takes the operator through various maintenance activities and the underpinning knowledge surrounding those tasks, before looking at starting procedures. Crosscutting timber is covered as is assessing timber and selecting the appropriate cutting sequence to cope with tension and compression.

This course is running on the following dates:
6th – 8th November 2023 – FULL
21st – 23rd November 2023
11th – 13th December 2023 – FULL
8th – 10th January 2024
29th – 31st January 2024 – FULL
5th – 7th February 2024
26th – 28th February 2024

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Course Fee
Entry Requirements

This course has no prerequisites

Course information

It covers risk assessment, emergency planning, legislation, industry best practice, manufacturers recommendations for chainsaw maintenance, battery powered machine maintenance, individual components, maintaining guidebar and chain, reassembling a chainsaw and cutting system, waste disposal, personal protective equipment, biosecurity and environmental considerations, cross-cutting timber, moving and stacking timber, working methods and considerations.

3 Days

One day is required for the assessment with an independent assessor.

This qualification will support progression into employment where chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting timber is part of the role.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm

Level 2

You will need to bring your own chainsaw and appropriate PPE, although we do have equipment that can be hired for the duration of the course if needed.