Felling and Processing Small Trees up to 380mm Refresher/CPD (NPTC) 004102

About the Course

City & Guilds have worked together with industry partners in highlighting the importance of maintaining a competent workforce that can demonstrate up-to-date knowledge and skills within their day to day working practices.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommend all chainsaw operators have regular refresher / update training to ensure they work to industry best practice and maintain their levels of competence. The suggested intervals for such training are:
  • Occasional users - every 2 to 3 years
  • Full time users - every 5 years

Entry Requirements

This intensive practical course requires a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.

Candidates must already hold a Felling and Processing Trees upto 380mm qualification.

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore participants will not be allowed to start the course without the correct Personal Protective Equipment which should conform to CE/EN standards.

  • Chainsaw trousers
  • Chainsaw gloves – approved pictogram to BS EN 381-7
  • Chainsaw boots – BS EN ISO 17249 bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw to show compliance with EN381-3, spats are no longer allowed
  • Chainsaw helmet with eye and ear protection
By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Candidates are asked to meet at our King’s Lodge Centre before following the instructor to the training site. Please bear in mind we will be working deep within the forest, so bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4

Course Dates

Monday 27 March 2023 - Tuesday 28 March 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£365 per person (No places remaining)

Tuesday 30 May 2023 - Wednesday 31 May 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£365 per person (No places remaining)

For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286