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Domestic Chainsaw Use: Maintenance and Cross Cutting

Plumpton College
Course summary
1 hour
130 GBP
Lewes
Next available date: Contact for dates - Lewes
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Course description

Domestic Chainsaw Use: Maintenance and Cross Cutting:

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).

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification awarded by the course provider

About provider

Plumpton College - Apprenticeship Training

Plumpton College is a specialist land-based College offering outstanding indoor and outdoor facilities at our main 800-hectare site plus our other superb Out Centres. You'll be able to develop your skills and knowledge at our inspirational sites. Offering a variety...


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Contact info

Plumpton College

Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex
BN7 3AE


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