Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30)

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30) (CS30)


Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30)

Chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses; they are also potentially very dangerous. Serious accidents can and occur without proper training, or because operators have not kept their skills up to scratch. Proper training isn’t essential but is a legal requirement if you need to use a chainsaw. Chainsaws have a wide variety of uses and even the most experienced chainsaw handler can find difficulties in dangerous and hazardous situations. Serious accidents can be eliminated with proper training. Anyone working in or on trees is expected to have a recognised QCF qualification (certificate of competence). Training is a legal requirement of employers, including those that are self employed, What’s more, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.


Todds Leap Training offer a wide range of chainsaw courses that are accredited by Lantra or NPTC

Chainsaw Maintainence and Cross Cutting (CS30)

This course is designed for anyone who would like to improve or develop their compentence levels. For Industrial chainsaws users this is the first step, along with your Lantra or NPTC assessment to gaining the competence required under legislation to use a chainsaw at work. 


Who's it for ?



Construction Workers 


Tree care


Local Authorities

Hedge Laying

NIE / ESB Contractors 

Domestic (Lantra/NPTC assessment not required)


Course Content: 

​Identifying, inspecting and commenting on key parts of the chainsaw

Preparing and operating the chainsaw to work safely without risk to the user, other people and the environment.

Carrying out daily and routine maintenance on the chainsaw.

Operating the chainsaw safely, effectively and comfortably in accordance with the practical risk assessment.
Identifying risk assessments and emergency procedures on a work site.

Crosscutting stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter specification.
Techniques for cross-cutting timber with a diameter greater than guide bar length
Stacking timber using appropriate manual handling techniques.


2 Days (with an additional 1-2 hour assessment)



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