At the end of the
course, participants will be able to:
- Climb a tree –
- Rescue a casualty
from a tree.
- Achieve a work position
in a tree and use a hand saw to sever lightweight branches.
- Understand legislation
and safety guidelines pertaining to the use of a chainsaw from
a rope and harness.
- Understand the
safety considerations to be observed in organising the work
- Carry out pre-start
checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques.
- Demonstrate techniques
for hauling chainsaws into the tree and attaching them appropriately
to the harness.
- Use appropriate
techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions.
- Demonstrate the
appropriate use of various step and sink cuts and correct final
- Use top-handled
and lightweight rear-handled chainsaws in a safe and efficient
manner, to remove light and medium weight branches.
- Understand and
fulfil the duties and responsibilities of a competent ground
Who is the
- Tree surgeons
- Highways personnel
- Landscape gardeners
- Conservation –
The course provides
the knowledge and skill requirements for candidates to be assessed
for NPTC Unit 38 Certificate of Competence 'Climb Trees and Perform
Aerial rescue' and skill requirements for candidates to be assessed
for NPTC Certificate of Competence CS39 'Use of chainsaw from
a rope and harness'.