Refresher Training

City & Guilds NPTC Certificates of Competence are life long qualifications, however refresher training is recommended by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to keep your skills & knowledge up to date and ensure you have not picked up any bad habits!

For machinery operations, including chainsaw & aerial tree work, the HSE recommends in INDG317 Chainsaws at Work that refresher training takes place every three to five years. Refresher Training is recommended every 5 years for regular users or 3 years for occasional users.

Click HERE for more information on Refresher Training (see particularly page 6 -7 of AFAG 805.)

Some of the refresher training we offer here at Land Skills –

Ground Based Chainsaw

Refresher – Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-Cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

Refresher- Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

Refresher – Felling & Processing Trees over 380mm

Aerial Tree Work

Refresher – Access a Tree Using a Rope & Harness and Aerial Tree Rescue Operations 

Refresher – Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques (replaces CS39)

Refresher – Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment

Tree Inspection

Refresher – Professional Tree Inspection


Refresher – Brushcutters & Trimmers


Refresher- Safe Use & Application of Pesticides Using Hand Held Equipment

If you require a type of refresher training that is not listed on our website please enquire about this as we maybe able to arrange this for you.

If you have a group of learners that all require the same refresher training we can arrange a course specifically for you, just call us on 01306 876404 to discuss options or email with your enquiry.