LANTRA Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting
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About this course

This course is suitable for the ‘occasional user’ i.e “someone who intends to use chainsaws for domestic or leisure activities, but does not intend to work in forestry or arboricultural activities or work on Forest Enterprises land”.

This course will enable new and existing operators to conform to the requirements of the “Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regs 1998”, “Approved Code of Practice” and “Guidance Notes GS48”.

If you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course please contact 0845 345 2235 or

What will I learn?

The following areas will be covered:

  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment and Health and Safety
  • Maintenance - to include guide bar, saw chain and power unit
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe starting and pre-cutting checks
  • Cross cutting and timber stacking
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is integrated into the two day course.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a nationally recognised Certificate of Training and Skills Identity Card issued by LANTRA Awards.


Additional costs and information

It is desired that attendees bring the following items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the training and assessment:

  • Chainsaw protection trousers
  • Chainsaw protection boots
  • Chainsaw protection gloves
  • Chainsaw safety helmet (in date)

These must comply with current BS EN Standards. Please contact us if this is not available to you.

The first assessment is included in the price. Integrated assessments demonstrate the competence of the user; further charges apply if re-assessment is required.

Home study between sessions is recommended.

If you have any questions please phone 0845 345 2235 or email

What could I do next?

You could progress onto other courses such as LANTRA Basic Felling Techniques (up to 200mm).

Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.