Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (non-ITA)
This Lantra Awards chainsaw course in Maintenance and cross-cutting is a training-only course.
Who is this course for?
These courses are for anyone who is required to maintain and operate chainsaws for cross-cutting only. CLMC42X/R is a training-only course, leading to assessment in NTPC CS 30.
This course is also available as an Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA) course
- State and identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required, report on its condition and locate the various standard marks.
- State and identify required safety and health features on a chainsaw.
- Identify faults and defects on a chainsaw and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer's attention.
- Select and identify correct tools to enable maintenance to be carried out and report on their serviceability.
- Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction book and/or the Lantra Awards workbook.
- Prepare the chainsaw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication.
- Start the chainsaw from both cold and hot in a safe manner.
- Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the chainsaw fails these tests.
- State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks.
- Cross-cut timber accurately to required lengths.
- Assess and explain the terms 'tension' and 'compression' in timber.
- Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guidebar.
- Handle and stack timber in a safe manner.
- Organise site safety and state the precautions required.
- CLMC42X – two days.
- CLMC42R – one day.
Timings dependent on learners' ability and previous experience.
- Safety and health features of a chainsaw
- Maintaining the saw chain
- Maintaining the guidebar
- Engine maintenance
- Starting the chainsaw
- Cross-cutting timber
- Stack timber