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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 8.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 75.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This one-day course gives the learner basic instruction in safe chainsaw use.

Entry requirements

You need to be physically fit.

Course Content

  • Legislation: what you need to know.
  • FISA handouts
  • PPE: what you need to wear
  • Safety parts of a modern chainsaw: basic maintenance, fuel, filling and how to keep a chainsaw serviceable
  • Fuelling and safe start
  • Cross cutting tension and compression

How will I be assessed?

There are practical assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

PPE and chainsaws are supplied.


What can I do after this course?

You could enrol on the Level 2 College Certificate and have the opportunity to gain recognised NPTC units.



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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Bound for Australia

Former Arboriculture student Andy Smith has his sights set on using the skills he learnt at Derby College in Australia. Andy, who has family in Australia already in the profession, decided to come back to College to gain new skills and turn his life around.

I had been in a pretty dead end job so decided to go back to College and loved every minute of it. The course is great and the tutors are really knowledgeable. I have started the process of moving to Australia as they need people with my skills and I hope to be there in a few months.


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