QQI Basic Chainsaw Course

QQI Basic Chainsaw Course

This course is a safety awareness course on the use of Chainsaws. Candidates will be shown how to Maintain, Sharpen and Operate a chainsaw safely. This will include some cutting up of Felled Timber.

*if you require certified city and guilds chainsaw training visit our Forestry & Chainsaw sector


Slides on typical chainsaw accidents

Discussion on how to prevent these accidents

Safe operation procedures of chainsaws.

Practical session on chainsaw maintenance and operations

Cleaning saw

Checking safety features

Replacing chain

Maintenance to chain bar.

Fuelling saw, mixing fuels, selection of oils.

Replacing parts

Sharpening chain

Tightening and setting the chain

Using PPE (Required standard and specification)

Use of the saw and various types of cuts

Care of the saw in transport

Course Conclusion

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