What is special about this course?
Chainsaws are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when operating and maintaining them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding accidents. This two day course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a chainsaw but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.
This Chainsaw course in Maintenance and Cross-cutting is an Integrated Training and Assessment course (ITA) leading to Lantra Awards Certificate in Basic Training.
No entry requirements.
- HSE legislation and safety guidelines
- Overview of the chainsaw and maintenance equipment
- Maintaining the saw chain
- Maintaining the guide bar
- Power unit maintenance
- Starting the chainsaw and pre-cutting tests
- Cross-cutting timber.
How will I study my course?
- Short course
How long will my course last?
This Chainsaw course in Maintenance and Cross-cutting is an Integrated Training and Assessment course (ITA) leading to Lantra Awards Certificate in Basic Training
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Please visit the course booking page for details of scheduled dates or contact your local college centre.
You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.
You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit myworldofwork.co.uk
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course provides training for those employed or wishing to gain employment in the land based sector. It offers progression onto further chainsaw training that will offer enhancement within their employment or skills required to work in industry.
Is there more information available online?
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