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Devon Association of Smallholders

11 Chainsaw Competence
937-11:Thursday 27th June and Friday 28th June (9am PROMPT - 4pm)
938-11:Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July (9am PROMPT - 4pm)
939-11:Monday 16th September and Tuesday 17th September (9am PROMPT - 4pm)
Venue: Ogwell, near Newton Abbot TQ12 6AH
Cost: £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification
Tutor: Mark Isted
What you need to bring: Full protective clothing: chainsaw protective boots, helmet, gloves, trousers. Chainsaw and toolkit. Also bring packed lunch and flask.

Who is this course designed for?

Anyone who needs to use a chainsaw.

The course will cover the following:

A 2 day course for the amateur chainsaw operator. The course covers Chainsaw Maintenance, crosscutting and Operations (tree felling up to 150mm) for occasional users. NPTC assessment included, successful candidates will receive an NPTC certificate.

This course is for occasional users. There is a professional course, NPTC, C&G 0020-03. If you require this you need to book directly with Mark Isted.

If your saw is not new, please do NOT have your saw serviced prior to the course.

Please call Mark Isted on 01626 332376 to discuss protective clothing (PPE) required before booking.


Training Officer: Carolyn McAllister
The Retreat, Highampton, BEAWORTHY, EX21 5JJ
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07737 055 618

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
The Retreat
EX21 5JJ
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders

To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07737 055 618

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.