This is a one-day course in basic chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting techniques for anyone using a chainsaw on their own land.
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
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).
You must be over the age of 18 to complete this course.