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Introduction to Chainsaw Use


Duration: 1 day

Price: £140

Run by: Judith
at Small Woods Association

01952 432769

The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR

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About the Course

This is a practical hands-on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. The course will provide tips, advice and techniques to help keep you safe.

The course will cover:-

- Safe starting and stopping of a chain saw
- Choosing an appropriate chain saw model
- Cross cutting techniques
- Simple felling techniques
- Chain saw sharpening and maintenance
- The things that can go wrong

The course tutor is an experienced forestry practitioner and former Forestry Commission Instructor.

The course will take place at the Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR. We will provide all tools and equipment. We will provide PPE but where possible we ask course participants to bring their own.

We limit numbers to 4 participants per course so please book early. We will run this course routinely with sufficient bookings and we will take group bookings.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and participants are asked to bring their own food and appropriate foot wear and clothing. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 13th July 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Teen friendly