CHAINSAWS – CROSSCUTTING AND MAINTENANCE (CC&M)
This was often referred to as the “basic ticket” for chainsaw use. It does not cover felling, but is essential for basic operation, service and maintenance of the saw, PPE and cross cutting timber principles. There is a maximum of 4 people allowed on it.
We offer 2 options, IF YOU ARE AN OCCASIONAL USER, and are using saw for fencing, and cutting timber, and general farm maintenance you can do the
LANTRA AWARDS INTEGRATED TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT (ITA) COURSE
Chainsaw operators working outside forestry and arboriculture at a basic level can attend an occasional user training course with assessment (sometimes known as ITA courses). The instructor trains and assesses the candidate on the training course itself. This applies to the operations of chainsaw maintenance, basic cross-cutting and felling material up to 200 mm diameter and meets the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
If you wish to go on to felling, then you need the 2 day training only course, followed by a separate assessment . The training course for this is a Lantra Awards 2-day course now called Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and cross-cutting . The content is identical to the ita , but without assessment, which can be done separately later. So if you do your ITA, and then later want to progress, you can just do assessment to upgrade your qualification, then progress to felling