Chainsaw Training to suit your needs

Our chainsaw training is delivered in small groups by experienced City & Guilds / Lantra Awards instructors, who work meticulously to ensure each trainee is ready to take assessment. Certain courses are now available with Integrated Assessment; please contact us for more information.

Alternatively take a look through the courses we offer to see which is best for you.

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting only.  Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.

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Ground Based Chainsaw Operator (CS30/31)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting and felling small trees.  Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator.

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ITA Chainsaw Maintenance & CrosscuttingCourse is Lantra Accredited

Two day chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting course for occasional users.

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Severing Uprooted Windblown Trees (CS34 & CS35)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

For operators dealing with individual and multiple windblown trees. Level 3 Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees.

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Emergency Tree Work Operations (CS50)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

For professional chainsaw users involved in emergency/urgent tree works typically as a result of tree failure, vehicular accident or weather-related emergency.

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TKF Ground Based Update – (CS30,31,32)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Occasional User & TKF Ground Based Update – Professional user. Refresher training is recommended by the HSE and should be completed every 3 to 5 years depending on experience.

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When is the next course?

You can see all the scheduled Chainsaw Training for the next 6 months here.

Upcoming Chainsaw Training Courses click here.

Or our entire course calendar here.

Entire Course Calendar click here.

Our chainsaw training courses cover a wide range of training from chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling to the more advanced Emergency Chainsaw Operations and Chainsaw from a MEWP. The chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling, (City & Guilds Ground Based Operator) is the pre-requisite qualification to several other chainsaw courses. Comprehensive training is a must if you want to be a safe and valued operator.

Looking for a Tree Climbing/Aerial pruning course?

Click here for Tree Climbing Courses.

Looking specifically for a Tree Felling course?

Click here for Tree Felling Courses.

How good is our training?

Here are some comments from our candidate feedback forms:

Ground Based Operator
❝Brilliant course, instructor was knowledgeable, & very helpful & well organised but also firm if something was done incorrectly. Very good venue.❞

Ground Based Operator
❝Thoroughly enjoyed the course, excellent venue and facilities. Phil was a very good instructor and made me feel confident in what I was doing and very approachable.❞

Windblown & Uprooted Trees
❝Can we have more training from TKF. People who actually know what they training you in.❞

Basic Tree Survey
❝Course was spot on for our requirements to assess tree’s as housing officers. Very well delivered + good that we actually assessed some real life trees!❞

Ground Based Operator
❝An excellent course which has been very beneficial. I have learnt a massive amount & have really enjoyed it. Dave has been a vey good instructor. 10/10.❞


What are our pass rates?

We are very proud to say our candidates the following pass rates on our chainsaw training courses:

96% on Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting

95% on Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness


Chainsaw Certificate – Tips and Guidance

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Click here for a list of pdf downloads with full course details for all our Chainsaw Courses and Tree Felling courses.