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Introduction to Basic Crosscutting

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

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Arboriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 8.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £75
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

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

You need to be physically fit.

  • 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

This course will be delivered on on-site.

PPE and chainsaws are supplied.

There are practical assessments.

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

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:30 pm