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What can you expect from the Course


  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
  • Report on its condition and locate standard marks.
  • Identify health and safety features required on a pruning saw.
  • Identify faults and defects on a pruning saw and equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention.
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the course workbook.
  • Prepare the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
  • Start the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the pruner fails these tests.
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operation tasks.
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar.
  • Use correct pruning methods.
  • Clear the pruned branches in a safe manner.
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required.


Who is the course for?


People professionally involved in:


  • · forestry
  • · arboriculture
  • · agriculture
  • · horticulture
  • · woodland Industries
  • · local authorities
  • · conservation
  • · construction
  • · land-based industries.



2 Days Training and Independent Assessment to Achieve License to Practice with Lantra Awards or City & Guilds NPTC

Instructor/Trainee Ratio

Max: 6 trainees

Course Content


Personal protective equipment

Safety and health features of a pruning saw

Maintenance of pruning saw

Fuelling and starting a pruning saw and performing pre-cutting checks

Adjusting the engine


Clearing the site and pruning saw checks

Facilities/Equipment Required


Workshop and trees suitable for pruning



£275+VAT per person

We also offer discounts on multiple bookings



For information on course dates, please ring 01305 848454 or email


6 places available on this course

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