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chainsaw course

Chainsaw driver's license for self-promoters of firewood in NRW, valid in NRW

The course imparts the knowledge and skills required for the free-time self-professional of firewood for the safe and professional use of the chain saw for simple work in the forest on lying and standing wood. More info

The course fee is €210 (net: €176.47) per participant.

Upcoming events

All appointments are currently fully booked.

Course contents are in detail:

  • Health and safety regulations
  • personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety devices on the chainsaw
  • Chainsaw components and handling of the chainsaw
  • Presentation and application of common cutting tools
  • Notch system and cutting exercises
  • Processing and risk potential of large hardwood crowns
  • Felling techniques under simple conditions and with a breast height diameter of up to 35 cm
  • safe methods for bringing down suspended trees
  • Cutting techniques on wood under tension
  • Tool repair including sharpening of the chainsaw chain

The participation requirements are:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Participants whose physical or mental suitability is considered insufficient by the course leader are to be excluded from the course.
  • You must bring your own chainsaw with the usual safety equipment (with the signet: "Geprüfte Sicherheit"/GS and/or the inspection sticker of the "Forstlicherprüfungsausschuss"/FPA).
  • The complete, functioning personal protective equipment must be worn by the course participants during the practical instruction.
    It consists of:
    • Protective helmet with face and hearing protection (with a valid imprint that must not be older than 5 years)
    • Chainsaw protection trousers (with signal colors or with fluorescent strips)
    • Safety shoes/boots with chainsaw protection inserts (class 1; shoes with steel toe caps alone are not enough!)
    • protective gloves