Ground Based Chainsaw Operator - Experienced Operator Refresher
About the course
In line with the new FISA ( Forestry Industry Safety Accord) guidelines, post the compliance date, 1st October 2013, everyone will need to demonstrate their refresher training record. Employers need to record and plan for this training.
For regular chainsaw users this is every 5 years and for occasional users every 2/3 years
This three day Lantra Awards registered course will refresh all aspects as well as updating you on legislation changes and showing you the latest techniques.
Safety and health features of a chainsaw
Maintenance of chainsaws
Fuelling and starting a chainsaw and performing pre-cutting checks
Adjusting the chainsaw
Felling small diameter trees
Additional felling techniques
Take-down of hung-up trees
Clearing site and chainsaw checks
This refresher training is for existing NPTC certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross cutting and Felling up to 380mm holders.
Equipment Required for "Use of Chainsaw" Courses
Safety Helmet - Groundwork (HSE Recommended EN 397 with ear protection to EN 352 -3 & mesh visor to EN 1731) (Not exceeding 3 years old)
Chainsaw protective Gloves (HSE Recommended to EN 381-7)
Chainsaw Trousers (HSE Recommended to EN 381-5 (Chainsaw chaps are not suitable for College training)
Chainsaw Boots (HSE Recommended to EN 381-3) (Spats are not suitable for College training)