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City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (CS30)

About the course

Unit 201 – Carry out Maintenance of Chainsaw and Cutting System

Unit 202 – Crosscut Timber Using a Chainsaw

This training course will cover modules required for the safe operation of a chainsaw on the ground, including working safely, maintenance of the chainsaw and cutting system, operational chainsaw checks, legislation and industry good practice and cross-cutting timber with a chainsaw All PPE and chainsaw must be provided by the person attending.

Additional Information

The fees include C&G NPTC administration, registration and assessment charges.

Compulsory Equipment Required for "Use of Chainsaw" Courses

Helmet (Groundwork EN 397) with ear defenders and mesh visor ( complying with EN1731) (not exceeding 3 years old) If you are considering progressing on to the tree climbing unit CS38 then a climbing helmet ( EN 12492) is recommended with ear defenders and visor

Chainsaw protective gloves* complying with EN 381-7

Chainsaw Trousers* – Type A (Minimum ) Type B (Preferred) for Ground Units only or Type C to include Tree climbing Work ( Chaps are not acceptable)

Chainsaw Boots* complying with EN345-2 (spats are not acceptable)

* These items should carry the CE chainsaw logo

Chainsaw - Max 15inch guide bar length with sufficient fuel and chain oil Personal First Aid Kit (containing a large wound dressing)


Suitable non snag outdoor clothing including waterproofs, you should be prepared for all weather conditions.

General chainsaw maintenance equipment, including a chain filing kit etc.

Hi visibility vest, short sleeved is fine.

Further information view the following link HSE website


Assessments will be arranged to take place after training has been completed (usually the following week). You will be given the date and time during the training


C&G NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (Formerly CS31)

Additional Information

The fees include NPTC administration, registration and assessment charges. Any re-tests are not included

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