NPTC Chainsaw Refresher Day

Course overview

This chainsaw refresher day covers updates on legislation, industry best practice, techniques and equipment. It is designed for experienced chainsaw users wishing to update their knowledge base and practical skills, as recommended by the HSE every 3-5 years.

You must hold the relevant NPTC cert prior to attending.

Courses are taught by experienced, highly skilled tutors who attend specific annual industry training programmes. The arboriculture workshops are fully resourced and the pro-active approach of the department ensures that all the chainsaws and related tools and equipment are up-to-date with modern technology and current legislation.

Merrist Wood has developed an excellent reputation for arboriculture expertise and coupled with our award-winning Learning Philosophy, we are able to offer a practical education, tailored to your needs.

All of this ensures Merrist Wood is the place to study this course.

Through a variety of practical and theory sessions.

Experienced chainsaw users over the age of 16.You must hold the relevant NPTC cert prior to attending.

Personal protective equipment or complete a booking form to request hire.

*Chainsaw protective helmet (complying with EN 397)
*Chainsaw protective trousers (type A) (complying with EN 381-5)
*Chainsaw protective gloves (complying with EN 381-7)
*Chainsaw protective boots (complying with BS EN ISO 20345:2004 and bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw
Ear defenders (complying with EN 352)
Face Visor (complying with EN 1731/Safety Glasses EN 166)
Personal first-aid kit, including a large wound dressing.
*The items marked with an asterisk should bear the chainsaw logo and show the chain speed to which they have been tested.

Other related courses

The cost includes all instruction and use of equipment but not NPTC registration and assessment fees or use of personal protective clothing (which could be a maximum of £450). PPE can be hired from the college – or you may have your own, which needs to be:

  • Chainsaw protective boots (complying with EN 20345)
  • Chainsaw protective helmet (complying with EN 397)
  • Ear defenders (complying with EN 352)
  • Face Visor (complying with EN 1731/Safety Glasses EN 166)
  • Chainsaw protective trousers (type C) (complying with EN 381-5)
  • Chainsaw protective gloves (complying with EN 381-7)
  • A first aid kit (to include large wound dressing)
Course Starts in 50 Days

Alternatively enrol by phone quoting OC02CD0A041P or ask a question

Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.