Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm Refresher

About the Course

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.

Participants must already hold a Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm qualification.

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore participants will not be allowed to start any chainsaw course without chainsaw boots and gloves.

• 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 with 15inch bar preferred, 16inch acceptable (insurance requirement, above this length is not acceptable)

Fuel & oil in approved container(s)

Filing kit, for sharpening

Saw tool kit

Felling lever; if possible

3 x high lift wedges

Sledge hammer

Winch 1.5ton SWL or greater with appropriate strops (can be provided)


Hard hat assembly - with ear defenders, mesh visor (or safety glasses conforming to EN166)

Chainsaw gloves

Chainsaw trousers - type C

Chainsaw boots

Personal first aid kit/ large wound dressing


Wet weather clothing

All equipment and PPE must conform to relevant CE approvals and be in a serviceable condition.

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.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4

Course Dates

Monday 14 November 2022 - Tuesday 15 November 2022 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£365 per person (2 places available)

For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286