Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

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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).


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Course details

Dates & Location

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Lewes Campus - Plumpton College



09:15 - 16:00

2 days training plus an additional assessment day


Total fees: £535

Tuition Fee: £391 / Assessment Fee: £144


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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