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Chainsaw Maintenance & Operations – Occasional User

Who is this course for?

A course for those using a chainsaw on their own land, who would like to learn more about the functionality and health & safety aspects of the machine.
NB – if you are using a chainsaw in a professional capacity it is recommended that you complete the Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting course instead.


2 days Lantra Training


max. 4 per course


This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).



Awarded by:     

Lantra Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting and Basic Felling up to 200mm

Course Objectives:

  • 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 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 cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require 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 a trapped guide bar
  • Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.

Course Information Sheet: 

Course Information Sheet – Chainsaw Occasional User

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