Course Title: Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting
Course Code: AB073

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time

Basic Chainsaw Certificate of Competence covering Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting Timber. It is a legal requirement under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations to hold a Chainsaw Certificate of Competence. Formerly CS30.1 and CS30.2.

Assessment is carried out on a separate day by arrangement.

Course fees include:- equipment, training assessment, access to suitable sites for training and assessment.



NPTC L2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance (QCF)

Course Content

Health and Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Chainsaw Maintenance
Cross-Cut and Stack Timber
On-site preparation

Entry Requirements

Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Certificate of Competence Wood Chippers (AB067), Stump Grinders Certificate (AB069), Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques (AB075), Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue (AB077), Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078), Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees (AB157), Award for Felling Small Trees (AB158), Award for Use of Powered Pole Pruners (AB159)

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Forest Worker Landscaper Countryside Manager

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
11-Oct-19 18-Oct-19 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Part Time Friday 2
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Course fees include:- equipment, training, assessment, access to suitable sites for training and assessment.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Writing materials - notebook and pen. Packed lunch and drink, especially if we are working away from college all day. Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to current industry standards is required for this course. Work equipment, PPE, etc., are available from the college, but candidates’ own may be used, subject to checks by the instructor. National Insurance (NI) number. Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather.


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