The NPORS 602 Chainsaw Training course is designed to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely operate a chainsaw, encompassing maintenance and cross-cutting procedures. This comprehensive training program focuses on several key aspects to ensure safe and efficient chainsaw use.
One crucial component of the course is the identification of the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Participants will learn how to select and wear the appropriate gear to safeguard themselves from potential hazards, including helmets, chainsaw-resistant clothing, eye and ear protection, and sturdy boots. Understanding PPE is fundamental to ensuring personal safety during chainsaw operations.
Health and safety protocols are another integral part of the training. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the safety measures and precautions required when working with chainsaws. This knowledge includes identifying potential hazards in the work environment, maintaining a safe working distance from others, and establishing emergency response procedures.
Pre-use preparations are emphasized to ensure chainsaws are in optimal condition before operation. Trainees will learn how to inspect, maintain, and service their equipment, guaranteeing it is fit for purpose. This proactive approach helps prevent accidents caused by equipment malfunction.
Hot and cold start procedures are crucial elements of chainsaw operation. Course participants will be trained in the correct methods for starting a chainsaw under various conditions, ensuring it operates safely and efficiently. Understanding these procedures minimizes the risk of accidents and equipment damage.
Lastly, the course covers safe use and cutting techniques. Participants will acquire the skills to handle the chainsaw effectively, including proper cutting techniques, positioning, and safe handling to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. These techniques promote efficiency while maintaining a high standard of safety.
Those who are required to operate Chainsaws.
Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.
Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.
Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.
Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.
Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.
NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme
Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.
NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.
All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.