Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31)


NPTC/ City & Guilds - Advanced






A chainsaw maintenance and operation course for the operator with some experience. Content includes routine maintenance, operation technique and felling of trees of a diameter between 200mm (8") and 380mm (15"). Other subjects include: Dealing with hung-up trees, branch removal, snedding, cross cutting and manual stacking. PLEASE NOTE that due to the locations of the felling sites you will need to provide your own transport to and from the centre to the felling sites.

Course Details

  • Routine maintenance
  • Operational techniques
  • Felling up to 380mm (15 Inches)
  • Manual stacking & sneddingPlease Note: NPTC Assessments are held on a separate day from the training course. Please contact the office to confirm the assessment date as soon as you have booked your course. This is an external assessment and will take place on a separate day to the training. Please be prepared to travel back to the centre and to the felling site. It should be noted that your suitability for assessment is at the discretion of the instructor and it may be necessary for candidates to obtain additional training/experience.Other details:
  • The first session of the course is workshop based. Thereafter the course will be run in woodland. You will be directed there from the workshops. Please be aware we use various woodland throughout the county, depending on the time of the year. All candidates will be required to arrange transport to these locations. The instructor will inform you of the woodland location on the first day of training. Please be aware that you will need to provide your own transport to and from the centre to the felling sites. This is very important as sometimes due to poor weather conditions the course may be staggered and may mean part of the day is spent at the felling site and then back at the centre.
  • Please bring a chainsaw of the correct specification with maintenance equipment, instruction book and felling tools if available. PPE includes Chainsaw Boots, Chainsaw Gloves, Chainsaw Trousers & Chainsaw Helmet.
  • Please bring lunch
  • Chainsaw, protective clothing and safety equipment hire can be arranged through the centre at an additional cost. Chainsaw hire for the course duration and assessment will be £100.00 and the PPE will be £35.00MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED CHAINSAW GUIDE BAR LENGTH FOR THIS COURSE IS 400mm (16")
  • Course Assessment Method

    A Lantra certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course and an NPTC/City & Guilds certificate of competence will be issued, on successful completion of the NPTC assessment. Assessment is carried out by external assessors at a later date, usually organised during the course. The cost of the assessment is included in the course price.