Jump to content
lewis 33

are the nptc refresher courses compulsory?

Recommended Posts

i got the chain saw maintenance and aerial rescue over 10 years ago. if i wanted to progress to using a saw from a rope and harness would i have to take refresher courses first? thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Technically they are still valid, though trainers would probably recommend a refresher. Do you just have saw maintenance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can just do the course and it up skills the course underneath it

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/08/2021 at 20:44, lewis 33 said:

i got the chain saw maintenance and aerial rescue over 10 years ago. if i wanted to progress to using a saw from a rope and harness would i have to take refresher courses first? thanks

You cant be assessed using a chainsaw in the tree if you don’t hold the felling small trees ticket.
If you have the old CS30/31 maintenance/cross cutting/felling then crack on, but if you only have the maintenance/cross cutting part you need to do the felling ticket first.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HSE state:

All chainsaw operators should do regular refresher/update training to ensure they work to industry best practice and maintain their levels of competence. The suggested intervals for refresher training are:

  • occasional users – every two to three years;

  • full-time users – every five years.

This is a suggestion. The best person to talk to is your insurer and what they expect from you so that if an incident did occur they will cover you.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.