Chainsaw Crosscutting
& Maintenance

The Chainsaw Cross Cutting & Maintenance Course will provide the trainee with good knowledge of safety and understanding of how dangerous this equipment can be, if used incorrectly.

Operatives will carry out pre-start checks and be able to maintain the chainsaw and equipment and use practical skills of felling small diameter trees.

Note: Use of ropes and harness is not included in this course.


The basic course syllabus includes…

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & ACOPS
Responsibilities of the Operative – PPE – Area Hazards
Types and Features of Chainsaw
Hand Vibration – Field Maintenance
Fuel Mixing – Storage & Safety – RIDDOR/COSH
Pre-cutting Tests – Start / Stop – Safety Guards
Working Stance – Reactions – Correct Working Stance
Cross Cutting – Tension – Types of Timber
Practical & Specific Use
Pre-use Checks & Maintenance Test
Practical Test
Theory Test
Course closing summary


As with all our courses, we will adapt the course to suit the experience and number of candidates on the course, which may affect the duration.

Refresher Course: 1 day
Semi Experienced Course: 3 days
Novice Operative Course: 3 days

Instructor Machinery Ratio

This course has an instructor – trainee – machinery ratio of…

3 x Trainees
1 x Instructor
1 x Chainsaw

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