57 Pairc Mhuire, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 089 417 3544
Web: www.treecareireland.com
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Chainsaw maintenance and Cross-cutting

Introduction: The course is designed to prepare the chainsaw user for the NPTC unit CS30. It is aimed at anyone who would like to improve or develop their competence with using a chainsaw. No prior experience is necessary. For Industrial chainsaws users this is the first step, along with your NPTC assessment to gaining the competence required under legislation to use a chainsaw at work. This course is ideal for the following sectors:

Tree Care
Local Authorities
Hedge laying
ESB Contractors
Domestic (NPTC not required)


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The cost includes all instruction and use of equipment, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE), however candidates are required to have their own PPE for assessment. We have a special arrangement with our sister company, Treeclimber.ie to provide all trainees with an unbeatable discount on chainsaw PPE. More info about Chainsaw PPE

Tools: Chainsaw and maintenance tools are provided for the course and can be provided for assessment by prior arrangement. Trainees may also choose to bring their own chainsaw and maintenance tools as gaining confidence may be easier with familiar equipment.

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.

Duration: 2 Days (plus additional 2-3 hours for NPTC assessment)

Location: Course location will be confirmed when booking a course. We have training centres in the South East and West of Ireland and Bavaria, Germany

Additional Items: Trainees are required to bring waterproof/warm clothing and a packed lunch.

IFA Farm Forestry and Countryside Members may be able to seek assistance with the course fees. We have also developed a short Farm Forestry Tree Felling course. More info is available at either of the highlighted links


Link to LANTRA Maintenance and Crosscutting info sheet