Cross Cutting and Maintenance (CS30) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

A practical course designed for the professional user or anyone who requires the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Certificate of Competence.

The course covers current legislation, operation, safe use and maintenance of a chainsaw.

The course provides practical skills and underpinning knowledge that is required prior to being assessed for the Certificate of Competence, as required by legislation.

Learners will be required to bring the following:

  • Steel-toe capped boots
  • Two passport photographs
  • Lunch – a packed lunch and flask, although refreshments are available for purchase on-site

The use of a chainsaw and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are provided: chainsaw boots, trousers, helmet and gloves. Learners may also bring their own equipment should they wish.

Assessment Methods

A practical assessment with an external assessor for NPTC CS30.1 and CS30.2 following the two-day course.

Progression Options

This course is a pre-requisite of progressing to NPTC CS31 Felling Small Trees.

For further course information and to book a place, please email or call 01278 655065

Course Summary

Course Title Cross Cutting and Maintenance (CS30)
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements; only an interest in the subject and a
willingness to learn.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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