Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

What Will Be Covered?

This is the foundation course for the suite of chainsaw related awards, and provides an introduction into the underpinning knowledge of chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting.

Your instructor will explain risk assessments and the relevant health and safety legislation, before moving on to cover safety features of the chainsaw, chain types and maintenance tasks such as chain sharpening, recoil starter, air filter, spark plug, chain brake and guide bar maintenance as well as drive sprockets and clutch systems. You will be completing tension, compression and horizontal and vertical bore cuts, and discussing how to deal with a trapped saw.

Industry Guidance

Industry guidance relating to chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting is provided by the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA):

Are There Any Pre-Requisites?

You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the training and assessment; there are no other pre-requisites.

What Can I Progress To?

The most logical progression from this course is to undertake the:

Note that we are able to combine this course with the Level 2 Award in Felling Trees Up To 380mm; this is a great, cost effective solution if you want to gain the felling qualification as well as the chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting.

How Long Is The Course?

The course duration is 2 days. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability of training / assessment.

Where Is This Course Held?

Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.