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Chainsaw Training and Related Courses

Chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses. But they are also potentially very dangerous. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training, or because operators have not kept their skills up to scratch.


Contour Training offer chainsaw training courses accredited by Lantra Awards and NPTC. Lantra offer two routes to training and certification for chainsaws and aerial tree work. Each suite of courses follows a logical, pre-requisite, progression:


1. Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA) courses, leading to a Lantra Awards Certificate of Training:

Suitable for someone who intends to use the chainsaw for business, domestic or leisure activities, but does not intend to work in forestry or arboricultural activities or work on Forestry Commission land, or fell material over 200mm in diameter.


2. Training Only courses, providing a Lantra Awards attendance certificate and leading to NPTC assessment (CS units):

Intended for those seeking contractual work in professional forestry, amenity or arboricultural activities which is likely, immediately or at some future date, to involve felling trees over 200mm in diameter, and/or aerial tree work.



Both NPTC and Lantra have recently made changes to their course codes and structure, for each course we have included the new qualification number along with the old 'CS' unit number. If you have any queries about what level of training is needed for your business please contact us, we will be happy to talk you through the options.