This one day course is designed as an introduction to the safe domestic use and maintenance of the chainsaw.
This is an ideal course for those wishing to use a chainsaw at home or in their woods specifically to clear and process wood.
The course will cover how to set up your saw, maintain the chain, safe starting and cross-cutting timber that has already been felled.
This course does not cover felling and is not suitable for those people who use a chainsaw in an industrial capacity.
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)
Chainsaw - Max 15inch guide bar length with sufficient fuel and chain oil
General chainsaw maintenance equipment, including a chain filing kit etc.
The above PPE must be provided by the candidate attending
Suitable non snag outdoor clothing including waterproofs, you should be prepared for all weather conditions.
Chainsaws can be hired from college for a cost of £5 for the day. Please mention this when applying
CS 30/31 Award for ground based Chainsaw Operator
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Myerscough introduced the UK’s first Foundation Degree, the first Honours Degree, the first online Degree and, most recently, the first Masters Degree in Arboriculture. We have a highly experienced team of staff who are well regarded in the industry and regularly deliver training and seminars to those working and researching the subject. The College boasts fantastic arboriculture facitilities and is home to the purpose built National Centre for Arboriculture, a state of the art teaching facility for the subject.
Myerscough College is regarded by many people to be the leading UK centre for further and higher education in Arboriculture. We introduced the UK's first Foundation Degree and the first Honours Degree in the subject and also went on to develop the first online degrees and, most recently, the Masters Degree in Arboriculture. Our tutors and students continue to set the international standard for education in arboriculture and many of our students progress to make significant contributions to the industry.
Our staff are among some of the most experienced in the country and some are involved in pioneering research around tree health and decay. As well as this, we have staff who have years of experience working within the arboriculture industry.
As part of their course in 2016, learners from our Arboriculture programme carried out a sponsored tree climb, climbing and abseiling the height of Mount Everest (a total of 8,850 metres) to raise over £3,000 of vital funds for cancer charity, Macmillan.
Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RY
For all enquiries please see our contact page or call 01995 642222.
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