Chainsaw Crosscutting & Maintenance

Syllabus | Duration | Instructor Machinery Ratio

The Chainsaw Cross Cutting & Maintenance Course will provide the trainee with good knowledge of safety and understanding of how dangerous this equipment can be, if used incorrectly.

Operatives will carry out pre-start checks and be able to maintain the chainsaw and equipment and use practical skills of felling small diameter trees.

Note: Use of ropes and harness is not included in this course.



The basic course syllabus includes...

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS

Responsibilities of the Operative – PPE – Area Hazards

Types and Features of Chainsaw

Hand Vibration – Field Maintenance

Fuel Mixing – Storage & Safety – RIDDOR/COSH

Pre-cutting Tests – Start / Stop – Safety Guards

Working Stance – Reactions – Correct Working Stance

Cross Cutting – Tension – Types of Timber

Practical & Specific Use

Pre-use Checks & Maintenance Test

Practical Test

Theory Test

Course closing summary



As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day

Semi Experienced Course: 3 days

Novice Operative Course: 3 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio


Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of...

3 x Trainees

1 x Instructor

1 x Chainsaw

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