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    For more information please call Phil or Karen on

    01490 460 611
    phil@chainsawtraining.com
    Denbighshire
    Wales
    United Kingdom

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    Phil's Background

    Phil has an Honours Degree in Geography and a Master's Degree in Environmental Forestry from Bangor University in North Wales. Since qualifying, he has worked as a self-employed professional timber feller in woodlands across North Wales.

    He has gained a wealth of experience in the felling of large hardwood trees as well as softwood production felling including shortwood, pole length and skyline work. In recent years, he has become adept at clearing individual and multiple windblown trees.

    He is qualified in tree surgery work, namely tree climbing, performing aerial rescue and operating the chainsaw from a rope and harness.

    In 1999 and 2003, Phil was awarded the title of British Chainsaw Champion and has five times been awarded the title of Welsh Chainsaw Champion. He has twice represented the UK in the World Chainsaw Championships and was team captain in Italy in 2004.

    Phil is a member of the Gwynedd Axe Racing Team, which is another type of wood sport. The Gwynedd team and other teams across the country race to chop through blocks of wood with only an axe. They are often seen at country shows throughout the summer.

    For the past seven years, Phil has diversified into chainsaw carving. He appears at shows across Wales and the Midlands selling direct to the public, and also works on commission.

    Most recently, he has started Chainsaw Training and is a fully qualified LANTRA freelance chainsaw instructor and training provider.

    Phil appeared on The BBC's Groundforce programme in March 2000 in which he carved items for a childrens home play area in Hackney, London.


    Relaxing with Charlie Dimmock, March 2000

    Phil at home!

    COURSE AVAILABILITY

    REASONABLE LOCAL ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE

    If a course is provisionally full, then a place may become available

    Please ring 0789 149 4341 for further info


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    **PLEASE RING 07891494341 FOR CUSTOMISED COURSES!**

    **ALL EQUIPMENT CAN BE HIRED IF NEEDED**

    Bookings are currently being taken for:



  • 6-7 Nov 2017
  • Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting
    Training and integrated assessment 195
    places available

  • 6-10 Nov 2017
  • Maintenance, cross cutting and felling trees up to 380mm
    Training 395
    Assessment 14 Oct 2017 245
    3 places available

  • 4-8 Dec 2017
  • Maintenance, cross cutting and felling trees up to 380mm
    Training 395
    Assessment 9 Dec 2017 245
    4 places available

  • DATES TO BE ARRANGED
  • FELLING AND PROCESSING TREES OVER 380mm
    Training 350
    Assessment 135
    4 places available

  • DATES TO BE ARRANGED
  • Dealing with individual and multiple windblown trees course cost 375
    Assessment cost 145
    4 places available

    SITE UPDATED 16-10-17

    For more information please call Phil on

    01490 460 611
     phil@chainsawtraining.com
    Denbighshire
    Wales
    United Kingdom

    I will travel anywhere in the UK to deliver courses for 4 candidates. Travel expenses are 50p per mile.

    Full equipment hire is available (everything from PPE to chainsaws and sharpening tools).




    For more information please call Phil or Karen on 01490 460 611 or email phil@chainsawtraining.com