Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness

NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness

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Formally known as CS39, this course will teach you about operating a chainsaw in a tree, using a rope and harness.

The course will concentrate on the five basic requirements for NPTC assessment, as well as drawing on safe and accurate working practices. Chainsaws are provided but students must bring their own PPE.

Equipment required 

  • Protective Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs, eye protection and chin strap.
  • Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 981-5) Type C for tree surgeons. The trousers must have all round leg protection.
  • Safety Boots with chainsaw protection (toe cap EN 345) Chainsaw protection (pr EN 345 part 2), not forestry wellingtons.
  • Chainsaw gloves (EN381-7).
  • For the assessment all candidates will require a personal first aid kit and a whistle.

To avoid disappointment early booking is advised.

Course details

Dates & Location

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Lewes Campus - Plumpton College


09:15 - 16:00

3 days training plus an additional assessment day 


Total Fees: £630

Tuition Fee: £486 / Assessment Fee: £144

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