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Numerous references are found in ancient history, religions and civilizations to the Luck associated with Number 7.   The references range from the Bible with the Sabbath (7th day) to the 7 ancient Roman and Egyptian Gods.   Not to mention Lucky 7 in gambling.   How about Snow White ad the 7 Dwarves and the 7 Wonders of the World.   Here is another one – 7 reasons to undertake chainsaw training and get an appropriate Certificate.

  • Let’s start with safety – yours – and the safety of everyone else around you. Then there is property and other trees in the vicinity to think about.  Everything is considered and explained during chainsaw training courses to keep you operating a chainsaw efficiently and safely to minimise the risk of damage or injury.


  • Using a chainsaw in the workplace falls under the PUWER Regulations (provision and use of work equipment regulations) and it is required that operators of chainsaws receive adequate training and are considered to be a competent user before operating a chainsaw at work. PUWER regulations cover all equipment in the workplace and are a legal requirement.   City& Guilds NPTC or Lantra qualifications are required for work in the forestry and arboriculture industry and the  Lantra Awards Occasional User Programme is perfect for people who are not making a career with their chainsaw but want to work safely and efficiently.


  • Insurance claims can be invalid if the chainsaw operator is not adequately trained, competent and wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment.


  • There is always a movement of chainsaw operators around the forestry and arboriculture industries and to hold the correct Certification for your skills will make you more employable.   If it comes to a toss-up between somebody with experience or somebody with an appropriate certificate, the latter will probably get the job.


  • Wearing the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) is part of a training courses.   What you need as basic minimum PPE  is discussed during the training sessions and recommendations are made.


  • The cost of training is far less than the cost of a fine by HSE if unhappily an incident occurs and you are found to be negligent.   HSE fines can run into thousands of pounds and are damaging to a business and personal reputation.


  •  Currently we are experiencing a demand for chainsaw refresher training as pressure is coming from land owners and the Forestry Commission, who are insisting on a current chainsaw certificate of competency.   Refresher training is recommended at least every 5 years to stay current.

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