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Chainsaw Use: An Introduction

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email


This course is designed for novice users with the basic principles of chainsaw operation being covered.

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required as all elements will be fully explored by instructors.

Course content

You will study:

  • Health and Safety (legislation, risk assessing, emergency planning)
  • Work site safety (mitigating risks)
  • Chainsaw preparation and safe starting
  • Chainsaw cross-cutting to produce severing cuts (practical element)

Further study and career options

This course is often attended by novices users as a prerequisite to attending our Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award (CS30) course.

Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please register your interest here for our part-time courses starting from September 2020.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 11/05/2019 Sat 9.30 am - 4.30 pm £145 Shuttleworth College B1274S3 Course in progress


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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