Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (NPTC) - Writtle College

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (NPTC)

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About the Course

This course is for those intending to use a chainsaw for business, domestic or leisure activities. Topics covered include: basic maintenance and use of the chainsaw, on-site preparation and basic cross-cutting. Two consecutive days training followed by a one day NPTC assessment.

The module requires reading and interpreting of information such as safety instructions and technical knowledge and prepares participants for NPTC independent assessment. This intensive practical course requires a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.

This course is a pre-requisite to Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

Entry Requirements

Participants must have their own chainsaw gloves and properly protective chainsaw boots.

• 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.

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.

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Course Dates

  • Monday 8 June 2015 - Tuesday 9 June 2015 (9:00am to 4:00pm) [assessment 10 June]
    £495.00 per person
    (No places remaining)
  • Wednesday 10 June 2015 - Thursday 11 June 2015 (9:00am to 4:00pm) [assessment 15 June]
    £495.00 per person
    (No places remaining)
  • Monday 6 July 2015 - Tuesday 7 July 2015 (9:00am to 4:00pm) [assessment 10 July]
    £495.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8 July 2015 - Thursday 9 July 2015 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
    £495.00 per person

For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286


£495 (inclusive of equipment use, NPTC registration & assessment)

from August 2015 the cost will increase to £515


Two days plus one day assessment to be arranged.

An additional charge maybe incurred if participants do not accept the assessment date offered to them.


Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286

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