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This is a one-day course in basic chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting techniques for anyone using a chainsaw on their own land.

Course outline 

  • Health and Safety – Protective clothing
  • Chainsaw maintenance – including refuelling, air filter cleaning and sharpening the chain.
  • Setting the saw for work
  • Cross cutting cord wood
  • Re-sharpening the chain
  • Storing the saw in clean and safe condition 

Equipment required

The following protective clothing will be required:  

  • Forestry Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs and mesh visor.
  • Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 381-5) Type C all round leg protection for arborists working in the tree and occasional users such as those working in agriculture (This is recommended for both Maintenance and Felling courses)
  • 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: FOP012 Flimwell

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

20/04/2017

06/07/2017

Plumpton College at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre

This course is one day and is from 09:00 to 17:00

Costs:

£150

Facilities

We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

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