This unit will explain how to evaluate the tree for hazards as well as performing an assessment of working at height. This will identify the correct selection of rigging equipment to be used; then the safe removal of tree sections using suitable rigging, appropriate cuts and work with ground workers to control the lowering of tree limbs. This practical course will cover the following: Crown thinning; Crown reduction; Dismantling.
The prerequisites for this course are:
- 0039-20, 0039-21 | City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling Small Trees up to 380mm(formerly CS30/31)
- 0039-22 | City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue (formerly CS38)
- 0039-23 | City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (formerly CS39)
Equipment: YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN CHAINSAW SAFETY BOOTS
WHO IS IT FOR?
Individuals who use chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries. It will provide the individual with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out aerial tree rigging safely and to industry standards in line with current legislation.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive the NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Rigging from City & Guilds.
This combined course is delivered over 5 days including assessment.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
- Legal and environmental factors that may be present onsite
- Hazard assessment and pre-climb inspection of trees to be worked on
- Safe working procedures
- Tree surgery equipment
- Pre-use checks and maintenance of the chainsaw
- Working with the grounds person
- Cutting techniques
- Achieving a work position and receive/start the saw in the tree
- Remove limbs, vertical trunk sections using a chainsaw
- LOLER regulations
- Use lowering equipment for lowering and sectional felling operations
- Returning to the ground safely, storage and leave site safe and tidy
You will be assessed by external and independent City & Guilds / NPTC assessors who will assess you by means of oral questioning and observation of practical tasks that you have undertaken during the training course.