Manually Fed Woodchipper
Duration: 1 days Training with an integrated City & Guilds NPTC Assessment
Attendees: max. 4 per course / 6 per course if experienced
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).
Qualification: 0020-57 (IA) or 0020-58 (IND)
- 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 - Manually Fed Woodchipper