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Cut-Off Saw Training

Cut-Off Saw (COS) Training is the practical understanding of how to check, set up and safely operate the machine

Train the Trainer

One or Two day* training course for trainers and tutors to learn in-depth knowledge of the manufacturers recommended use of cut-off saws and to meet the standards to deliver the NOCN Operators Certificate. (*The course duration is based on numbers)

Operator Training accredited by
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A combination of classroom and practical course for operators. This course is 5-6 hours and trains users to understand the correct use of a cut-off saw. Delegates passing the course will receive the NOCN  5 year certificate ‘Safe Use of Cut-Off Saws (including Abrasive Wheels)'


The STIHL Train the Trainer teaches classroom training and practical use of the machines to give a manufactures understanding of how to use a Cut-Off Saw. The certificate is valid for 5-years.

The NOCN 'Safe Use of Cut-Off Saws (including Abrasive Wheels)' course is a certificate for operators showing they have been trained in the use a Cut-Off Saw. The certificate is valid for 5-years

The STIHL Train the Trainer Course can be delivered at either the cuustomers Training Centre or at our Training Centre based in Yate near Bristol.
The NOCN Operator training can also be delivered at either location, but can also be delivered on-site.
Both courses include:
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  • Abrasive wheel and diamond blade training

  • Cut Off Saw pre-user checks

  • Practical training on setting up and preparing to use a Cut-Off Saw

  • Practical training on techniques when using a Cut-Off Saw

  • Things to do and things to avoid when using a Cut-Off Saw

  •  Practical help from manufacturers

  •  The Use of Accessories, Battery Cut-Off Saw


STIHL and their role in COS?
Within their extensive range of products, STIHL are the world’s leading manufacturer of Cut Off Saws. Learning the correct way to handle these machines is vitally important.
Construction Companies, Training organisations and Colleges are introducing accredited and recognised Cut Off Saw (COS) training for users, including Bricklayers, Roofers, Landscapers, Groundworkers and Infrastructure Services at all levels of experience.
The COS course designed by STIHL teaches people the importance of wearing the correct Personal Protective equipment (PPE), and amongst other things, how to check the saw is ready to use.
In recognising the importance of this, STIHL are working with Construction Training Services Ltd on developing and delivering training and with NOCN on accreditation of the training courses delivered at all levels.

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NOCN and their role in COS Training?

SiteRight, part of NOCN Group is an educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive.  The group includes business units specialising in regulated UK and international qualifications, End Point Assessment, Access to Higher Education, assured short courses, SMART job cards, assessment services, consultancy, and research.  The group focuses on construction via SiteRight and NOCN  (under the Cskills Awards Brand).  It is one of the construction sectors biggest Awarding and Assessment Organisations in the UK and internationally.  Construction End Point Assessments are designed by NOCN in partnership with employers and training providers to meet the needs of the sector, helping to plug vital skills gaps, creating a safer, more productive and better-skilled workforce. NOCN supports major developments, such as home building, HS2 and Nuclear.


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