Chainsaws, Forestry & Arboriculture

We can provide training in the following Lantra or NPTC City & Guilds for chainsaw qualifications:
  • CS30.1/CS30.2 Maintenance and Crosscutting
  • CS31 Felling Small Trees" (100-380mm)
  • CS32 Felling Medium Trees (380-760mm)
  • CS33 Felling Large Trees
  • CS34 Sever Individual Windblown Limbs
  • CS35 Sever Multiple Windblown Limbs
  • CS38 Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue
  • CS39 Operate Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness
  • CS40 Crown Thinning and Reduction
  • CS41 Tree Dismantling Operations
  • CS42 Stump Protection
  • CS43 Felling Utility Poles
  • CS44 Felling Standing Stems
  • CS47 Operate Chainsaw from a MEWP
  • CS48 Pole Pruners
  • Stump Grinders
  • Basic Tree Inspection

Our most popular courses are CS30 & CS31

CS30 Maintenance and Crosscutting

Course Description

Suitable for the novice operator who wishes to maintain and operate chainsaws for crosscutting only.This two day training course prepares the trainee to take the NPTC independent assessment unit CS30.


  • State and identify the necessary clothing required and locate the various standard marks
  • Identify safety features on a chainsaw
  • Maintain the guide bar and sharpen chains to manufacturers specifications
  • Carry out correctly all routine maintenance
  • Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel and oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner
  • Cross cut timber accurately to required lengths in a safe manner and organise site safety

Duration -
Two Days


CS31 Felling Small Trees (100-380mm)

Course Description
Suitable for the novice operator with little or no experience of chainsaw felling, who are required to operate chainsaws for felling to guide bar length.

Course Content

  • Correctly assess the situation prior to free felling a straight open grown tree up to a maximum of 380mm diameter, and with the aid of wedges and/or felling lever, fell it in a chosen direction
  • Remove limbs from felled trees and cross cut, handle and stack timber in a safe and efficient manner
  • Identify types of timber, potential hazards and stresses, correctly assess if timber is in compression or tension, and select the appropriate technique to deal with the particular situation
  • Take down hung up trees using hand tools
  • Recognize situations where specialist help is required

Duration - Three Days

NPTC CS30 qualification or training

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