Chainsaw & Aerial

Chainsaw & Aerial Training and Qualifications

Lantra Awards are the UKs leading training provider offering the most comprehensive range of chainsaw and aerial training courses and qualifications across the UK.

Each of our training courses and qualifications are in line with the very latest industry standards and we are the only training provider able to offer you both training and assessment in one place - who better to give you the training and qualifications you need.

In brief our courses cover:

  • Maintenance - how to look after and maintain your chainsaw

  • Cross-Cutting - cross-cutting timber using a chainsaw

  • Branch removal and breakdown

  • Aerial tree work - from climbing and rescue to pruning and dismantling

  • Tree felling and processing - upto and over 380mm

Click here to see a list of our latest courses and qualifications - simply click on the course title to find out more.

For SCQF qualifications click here.

Who is it For?

Our courses are suitable for anyone working in forestry or arboriculture and any one who may use on occasion a chainsaw or work at height in trees.

Why Train?

Used correctly, chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses. Aerial tree work is an essential part of arboricultural work. But these activities are also potentially very dangerous.

Between April 1 2000 and 31 March 2011 HSE state that 50 people have lost their lives as a result of tree work activities and many more have been injured. These accidents can occur due to inproper training, no training or because operators have not kept their skills up-to-date.

What’s more, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.

Anyone working in or on trees is expected to have a recognised QCF qualification or SQA accreditted SCQF equivalent (certificate of competence). Training is a legal requirement of employers, including those that are self employed.

 So whether you want to get training to give your career a boost or keep your employees safe, Lantra Awards can help.

Why Train with Lantra Awards?

What sets us apart is not only our over 40 years of experience in developing training, but the fact that all our courses are delivered by our exclusive network of training providers. These providers have been approved by us so you can be sure you will get the course you deserve delivered by experienced and qualified instructors.

Training is delivered to small groups so that you receive plenty of individual attention, and the courses are supplemented with high-quality course materials.

We also work closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure that our materials reflect current safe working practices.

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