Course Date

23 May 2019

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting Course – 2 days

2 Day Lantra Course

Course objectives:

  • Course introduction
  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks.
  • Identify required safety and health features on a chainsaw
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with 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 cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which requires  a service engineer’s attention.
  • Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out 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 trapped guide bar.
  • Handleand stack timber is a safe manner.
  • Assessment by the instructor .

This course is a LANTRA AWARDS registered course – when candidate passes  the assessment he/she will be awarded a certificate and a Lantra card with the course listed on the back.