Consultation on National Occupational Standards for chainsaw users deadline nears

Training leaders have rounded off two years of talks with arboriculture and forestry sectors with a revised version of the National Occupational Standards for chainsaw users.

The Sector Skills Council has said all of the chainsaw units in the NPTC Certificate of Competence had been reviewed by a team of employers, contractors and assessors.

Chainsaw units previously achieved will be valid after the revised chainsaw Certificate of Competence units are released if regular refresher training has been undertaken.

Deadline for comments on the proposed changes is 16 March, view the revised NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw and Related Operations, here.

Send comments to by 16 March.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business planning - cash-flow management

Business planning - cash-flow management

Wider market volatility can have a big impact on cash flow but there are ways to avoid problems, Neville Stein explains.

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources