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NPTC 003920 Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

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    Easton College

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This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level.
Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections, severed uprooted stems, horizontal stems or any timber in a similar situation. This describes the cross-cutting of trees or timber into either manageable sections or to a given length and diameter specification, either where trees have been felled ('at stump') or at a conversion point to where trees or timber have been extracted. This course was formerly known as CS30
The course content:

Identify the appropriate protective clothing and equipment
Work preparation
Servicing and maintaining the saw
Cross-cutting of timber
You will need to bring all PPE and equipment necessary to the course. We will provide a list closer to the time or upon request. There is a small charge to hire a chainsaw only, please let us know at time of booking.
This is a 2 day course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements . Candidates must be aged 16


This course leads to a City & Guilds Level 2 Award 0020-03 via a competency assessment. Competency will be assessed by the NTPC after you have completed the training course, not on the day of the course. Your assessment will be booked through the NPTC to be carried out at a convenient time and location. You will be assessed by using a combination of practical assessment and theory-based questioning.


This is the compulsory qualification prior to completing other chainsaw and arboriculture courses.



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