Chainsaw Training Courses
Chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses. But they are also potentially very dangerous. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training, or because operators have not kept their skills up to scratch. These courses are aimed at tree surgeons, local authorities, landscape contractors and farmers.
1. Integrated Training and assessment (ITA) courses, leading to a Lantra Awards Certificate of Training.
Suitable for someone who intends to use the chainsaw for business, domestic or leisure activities, but does not intend to work in forestry or arboricultural activities or work on Forestry Commission land, or fell material over 200mm in diameter.
2. Non-assessed courses, providing a Lantra Awards attendance certificate and leading to assessment for an NPTC certificate of competence (CS units).
Intended for those seeking contractual work in professional forestry, amenity or arboricultural activities which is likely, immediately or at some future date, to involve felling trees over 200mm in diameter, and/or aerial tree work.