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NPTC 39-23 Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (previously 21-08 CS39)


Course Information

This course covers work positioning and using a chainsaw to cut horizontal and vertical sections in the tree. The course covers free-fall and handheld techniques and different types of cuts. You’ll also get a chance to use battery-operated saws, as well as petrol-driven top handled chainsaws. This course was also known as CS39.

Additional Course Dates:

Please contact us on 01628 827317 | landbasedtraining@bca.ac.uk

We know how important it is for you and your staff to have the necessary qualifications to fulfil your work commitments. See below our course dates, which may be subject to change.

22nd – 24th November 2021 – Now full

24th – 26th January 2022

14th – 16th March 2022


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What can I progress to?

There are a number of options following the successful completion of this course and the related assessment; however, the usual route is to complete the ‘rigging’ course: