Plumpton College Certificate

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The chainsaw refresher course is designed for those who have previously taken the operation and maintenance course. It is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive that a refresher course is taken every three to five years depending on the level of use by the operative. This enables you to comply with the latest Health and Safety Regulations.

Course Content:

  • Health and safety: risk assessment, legislation, emergency planning
  • Maintenance: Sharpening, daily servicing and machine checks
  • Cross cutting: starting, stance, cutting, works planning

Required Equipment:

  • 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).

Dates & Location:


9:00 to 17:00

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College


2 Days


Course Fee: £300

Assessment Fee: £134

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