Used correctly, chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses. But they are also potentially very dangerous. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training, or because operators have not kept their skills up to scratch.
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use. Anyone working in or on trees is expected to hold a recognised certificate of competence. If you are self employed the regulations still apply.
LANTRA awards has many years experience of developing training courses to the highest standards. Courses are delivered exclusively through a network of approved registered training providers and instructors. You can be sure you will be trained by people who are properly qualified and experienced. Training is done in small groups so that you receive plenty of individual attention supplemented by course materials which reflect current safe working practices.
For more info contact Phil or Karen on:
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).