Chainsaws at Work
All chainsaw use
Chainsaws are potentially dangerous machines which can cause major injury if used by untrained people. Anyone who uses a chainsaw at work should have received adequate training and be competent in using a chainsaw for that type of work.
Use of chainsaws in tree work
The Approved Code of Practice supporting regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) sets a minimum standard for competence of people using chainsaws in tree work: ‘All workers who use a chainsaw should be competent to do so. Before using a chainsaw to carry out work on or in a tree, a worker should have received appropriate training and obtained a relevant certificate of competence or national competence award.
Land Skills Training and Assessments offer the following ground based training courses that culminate in assessment for Level 2 or 3 Awards. Click on the course title to visit the course page for more information about the course and when the next course is scheduled.