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This course, formerly known as CS30, provides students with a thorough understanding of chainsaw maintenance and safe operation as well as the cross cutting of timber. Aimed at the professional user, it is delivered through both practical and theory sessions. Chainsaws will be provided but students must provide their own PPE. 

Equipment required

  • Forestry Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs and mesh visor.
  • Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 381-5) Type C all-round leg protection.
  • Safety Boots with chainsaw protection to BS EN ISO 20345:2004 and bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw to show compliance with EN381-3 (toe cap - EN 345 Chainsaw protection pr EN 345 part 2). For on ground operations, Forestry ‘Wellingtons’ with chainsaw protection are suitable.
  • Chainsaw gloves (EN381-7).

Course reference: FOP001 Plumpton 

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:
  • 2nd September - 3rd September 2019 
  • 7th October - 8th October 2019 
  • 4th November - 5th November 2019 
  • 16th December - 17th December 2019 

 Plumpton College 



2 days plus an additional assessment day.


Course Fee: £300

Assessment Fee: £144

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