Chainsaw (CS30) (Units 20-02 / 20-03) Maintenance & Crosscutting
Duration: Two days
Group Size: Maximum of 4 learners
Who should attend: All persons who are required to maintain and operate chainsaws for crosscutting only. This two day training course prepares the trainee to take the NPTC independent assessment unit CS30.
Course aims: The course aims to ensure learners are aware how to use and maintain portable abrasive wheel equipment safely (Disc Cutter/Grinder).
Upon completion of the course the learners will cover the following content:
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
Outline PUWER, testing, maintenance, and suitability of equipment
PPE, respiratory protective requirements
Implications of vibration, noise etc
Outline electrical safety issues
Explain wheel markings, wheel types etc
Safe mounting of wheels
Safe use of disc cutter/grinder
Practical demonstration and use
Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of course assessment the learners will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.
NB: Learners must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this course.
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