N602 Chainsaw Cross Cutting

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  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacture's handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions 
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Explain the techniques to service and maintain the chainsaw and explain how to sharpen and maintain the chain using the appropriate equipment
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufactures and legislative requirements 
  • Select suitable type of machine and use the appropriate tools and equipment for work being undertaken
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate to chainsaw - maintenance & cross cutting.
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently 
  • Explain and identify tension and compression when cutting
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of chainsaw
  • Disposal of cut materials.

Course Details

Provider: NPORS

Level: Entry Level

Duration: 2 Days

The course consists of 2 days training to include theory and practical training.

  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks
  • Identify required health and safety features on a chainsaw
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests - and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required
  • Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and decide which you can sort yourself and which will need the help of a service engineer
  • Select and identify the correct tools to enable maintenance and report on their serviceability
  • Carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook
  • Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.

  • Good understanding of spoken and written English
  • Over the age of 16.

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01446 744775


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