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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

Duration:          5 days Training with an optional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment 

Attendees:        max. 4 per course

Venue:              This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells, in Powys.         
                         If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).

Pre-requisites: None

Qualification:    0020-13 - previously known as CS38

Course Objectives:

  • To understand legislation relevant to tree climbing. (Safety legislation, tree + wildlife protection)
  • To identify basic equipment required for tree climbing, including conformity and inspection requirements with reference to the LOLER regulations.
  • To understand the principles of work positioning and work positioning systems. (climber attached to tree at all times, maximum allowable slack and fall)
  • To be able to identify a range of equipment to facilitate initial access into the tree crown, Strengths and weaknesses. (e.g. ladder, throwline, rods).
  • To be able to tie a range of knots relevant to tree climbing operations. (attachment knots, friction hitches, stopper knots).
  • To be able to inspect trees to establish whether it is safe to climb.
  • To establish anchor points and perform change overs safely.
  • To ascend the tree to an appropriate final anchor point using techniques conforming to work positioning principles.
  • To carry out branch walks to the outer portions of the tree crown.  Use handsaw to remove lightweight branches, including correct pruning techniques.
  • To carry out aerial rescues of casualties using a variety of techniques and from different situations.
  • To be able to carry out pole rescue.

Course Information Sheet: Course Information Sheet - Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue

To book please email enquiries@mwmac.co.uk