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Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness - CS39

2 Day Course

Course Objectives

  • Understand legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness.
  • Understand the safety considerations to be observed in organising the work site.
  • Carry out pre-start checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques.
  • Demonstrate techniques for hauling chainsaws into the tree and attaching them appropriately to the harness.
  • Use appropriate techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of various step and sink cuts and correct final pruning cuts.
  • Use top-handled and lightweight rear-handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient manner, to remove light and medium weight branches.
  • Understand and fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a competent ground person


Who is the course for?

  • Tree surgeons
  • Arborists

The course provides the knowledge and skill requirements for candidates to be assessed for NPTC Certificate of Competence CS39 'Use of chainsaw from a rope and harness'.