Chainsaw and Crosscutting - Training Plus - Health & Safety Courses
2 days Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting Certification

Course Summary

The Chainsaw Maintain and Operate course is designed for delegates who will be required to maintain and operate chainsaws for cross-cutting only. Chainsaws are extremely powerful tools and very dangerous, so it is essential that when maintaining and operating them that you have complete confidence and expertise in what you are doing to avoid any accidents.

The Chainsaw Maintain and Operate course includes:-

  •     Health and Safety requirements including PPE and kinetic principles
  •     Machine component function and control
  •     Machine maintenance and testing
  •     Chain sharpening
  •     Fuel mixes
  •     Starting techniques
  •     On-site preparation
  •     Basic cross cutting techniques using a chainsaw guide bar length of 380mm

Once the course has been completed and passed you will gain a recognised certification in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting.

Who is it for?

Any personnel who are involved in maintaining and operating chainsaws. The course is suitable for people who work in:-

* Woodland industries
* Local Authorities
* Conservation
* Construction
* Land-based industries
* Horticulture
* Agriculture

You will need

You are required to bring with you the following:-

  •     Chainsaw safety gloves
  •     Chainsaw safety boots
  •     Chainsaw safety trousers
  •     Chainsaw safety helmet with ear muffs and visor
  •     Personal First Aid kit
  •     Chainsaw with 380mm guide bar (max.)
  •     One 100mm plastic or aluminium
Your skill level

No formal qualifications or experience is necessary for the Chainsaw Maintain and Operate course.


I’ve got a “Blue Book” so do I still need to do the training and assessment?

If you had chainsaw training several years ago, you may have been given a “Blue Book” that your assessor will have signed the relevant section to indicate that you were competent with the task.  However, things have changed and the “Blue Book” was withdrawn and owners of these books were requested to present them to NPTC to transfer their certificates.  There was a grace period allowed,  however, this has long since passed.  Please note that if you still have a “Blue Book” it is no longer recognised and your entitlement will no longer be valid.  If this is the case, you would be required to complete the Level 2 Award Assessments.

I’ve had my tickets for years and never had an accident, but my manager has stated that I have to do this course, why?

It is fair to say that you will have plenty of experience but your manager is correct to put you forward for this course as it will give you an opportunity to brush up on your skills and  knowledge, not to mention that if you use a chainsaw professionally then you will need to pass an assessment to prove your competence in line with the Approved Code of Practice.

Am I going to feel safe during my course participation?

Beside the fact that our staff and the environment of the school will make you feel happy and safe, CCTV is operating in most of the school’s areas.

Do I need to pay for my training before I do it?

Yes you do, you can pay online when you book your course, or call 0845 872 3411 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Customers with credit terms, please call Training Plus to book your course on 0845 872 3411.

Are there any car parking spaces available?

Yes, there are a lot of FREE car parking spaces available in the area.