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Award in Emergency Tree Work Operations 21-05

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 3

(formally CS50)

Emergency Tree Work Operations 21-05 (formally CS50)

This is a level 3 course for people who want to advance their careers in arboriculture. It is for those who have some experience of the dangers involved in the industry and the practices needed to read the stress and strains the tree comes under during felling.

Currently more trees are being uprooted as the country experiences climate shifts and weather conditions which are more severe each year. The Award in Emergency Tree Work Operations training course offers you  the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to help you become more confident and capable of dealing with trees in emergency situations.

At the end of the course you will be able to correctly state the regulations and safety requirements relating to chainsaw use and assess the hazards and risks involved. You will be able to take the appropriate action to deal with lying windblown timber, partially windblown and broken timber.  You will then cut the timber using appropriate techniques and control the movement of root plates.

This course has physical demands and requires the carrying of equipment in woodland and forest environments.

It is also strongly advised that candidates have attended a full first aid training course before coming on this course.

Please note: The felling sites are located in remote locations in commercial forests within a 50mile radius of Settle. You need to be able to drive, have a suitable vehicle for logging roads and make your own way to the felling site.

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Award in Emergency Tree Work Operations 21-05 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 (CS50)

Prior to coming on this course you must have the Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 (CS30)Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04 (CS31) or Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation 20-03 & 20-04 (CS30 & CS31).

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Promote health and safety and industry good practice.
2) Carry out emergency tree work operations.
3) Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice.
4) Understand how to carry out emergency tree work operations.
5) Be able to carry out emergency tree work operations safely.

The training course will be £375 + VAT = £450 per person
The assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee will be £245 per person (no VAT).

Total £695 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

You will require:
1) Chainsaw footwear.
2) Chainsaw gloves.
3) Chainsaw trousers.
4) Helmet with ear defenders, visor and in date.
5) Chainsaw with bar no longer than 18″.

All other PPE and equipment can be supplied by Lowe Maintenance at no extra cost, under the proviso that any damages and / or losses are replaced by the candidate.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to check its suitability.

Three days for the training.
Once day approximately for the assessment (on a forth day).

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

Award in Emergency Tree Work Operations 21-05 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

2nd July to 4th July 2018

1st to 3rd October 2018

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

Do you need a refresher? HSE advises that you complete a refresher every 5 years, although some insurance companies state every 3 years. We can help. We tend to run the courses when we have a couple people requiring the same units for refreshing, if you get in touch we can add you to the list and let you know when the next refresher date is planned for.

Equally if you have a group of people we can put a date together just for you.

Emergency Tree work Operations 21-05 (formally CS50) – one day refresher £125 +VAT = £150 per person

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

Don’t need a qualification? Your insurance company are happy for formal training only? Then we can help. We can carry out formal training with no accredited assessment.

Two days, training fee £375 +VAT = £450 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

What’s my next steps?

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Award in Severing Uprooted and Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw 21-02 (CS34 & CS35)
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Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-Chipper 20-57
Safe Use of a Leaf Blower 14-24
Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-53
Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10