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Maintain & Operate your Chainsaw Safely (Hobby User) – 1-day introductory course

Please note, this course is designed for the home/hobby chainsaw operator and is not a recognised certificate in industry.

Course Content

This course is designed for people who own a chainsaw or are thinking of purchasing a chainsaw and would like to know the basics about chainsaw maintenance and operation. It is intended for the hobby chainsaw user in a domestic situation or leisure activity and not for those who intend to enter the forestry industry. Covers material under 200mm (8in) in diameter.

Course Content

  • Maintaining your chainsaw (including sharpening)
  • Operator Safety, safety clothing, risk assessments
  • Starting and operating your saw safely
  • Round timber cross-cutting techniques of pre-cut timber up to guide bar length


Hobby users may progress on to a professional users maintenance and cross-cutting course.

Key Facts

Venue: Holme Lacy Campus

Duration: 1 day


  • Saturday 18th March 2023 (FULL)
  • Saturday 20th May 2023
  • Saturday 17th June 2023

Time: 09:30 – 16:30

Cost: £110.00

Please Note: Course fees are subject to change, please call 0800 032 1986 for the latest details.