Chainsaw Training




Basic Chainsaw Course

Course Background:

This course is essential for anyone required to use a chainsaw. Felling timber using chainsaws is one of the most dangerous tasks carried out on farms and in forests. 6.5% of all deaths on Irish farms are chainsaw related. This course will teach participants the necessary knowledge and skills to minimise the dangers of working with a chainsaw.

Course Content:

  • Cut trees up to guide bar length
  • Cross cutting. Snedding (debranching)
  • Split-level cuts
  • Taking down of hung-up trees
  • General chainsaw maintenance
  • Chain sharpening

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to safely operate and store a chainsaw.

This Course is Designed For:

Anyone required to use a chainsaw

Training Methodology:

This course is classroom based and it is highly interactive with role-playing playing and practical exercises to reinforce the participants understanding and learning.

What to Bring to the Course:

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for practical activities.

Duration of the Course:

5 days.


A maximum of 6 per course.


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a certificate in basic chainsaw training.


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