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Chainsaw Operation, Maintenance and Crosscutting

Assessment type

Training only (attendance)
Integrated training and assessment (ITA)
Oral questioning
Written question and answer/test/exam
Practical demonstration

Minimum duration

2 Days

Course delivery

Integrated training and assessment (ITA)
On site


This training course aims to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in chainsaw operation, maintenance and cross-cutting timber. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks involved with operating a chainsaw and to comply with health and safety legislation. The length of training may vary depending on the objectives covered, the ratio of trainee/instructor and the ability and previous experience of the trainees. The delivery of training covers a mix of both theory and practical elements.

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