Award to Fell Utility Poles2018-07-19T09:15:51+00:00

Award to Fell Utility Poles

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(formally CS43)

Felling Utility Poles (formally CS43)

The Award to Fell Utility Poles (CS43) training course is for people who work in the arboricultural industry and their career is moving towards utility work. Utility arboricultural work is the maintenance of trees and other vegetation. Trees are one of the most common causes of utility service interruptions. Although this training course is to fell utility poles only, there are a range of utility arboricultural courses (UA1-UA5) that are available to enable people to work safely within the parameters of legislation and the practicalities of lines whether they be phone or electric.

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Award to Fell Utility Poles City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 (CS43)

Prerequisite is Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 20-03 (CS30).

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.
2) Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling of utility poles.
3) Prepare utility poles.
4) Fell utility poles safely and accurately using an appropriate method.

Training fee £100 +VAT = £120
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £127 per person (no VAT).

Total £247 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

You will require:
1) Chainsaw footwear.
2) Chainsaw gloves.

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.

One day for the training.
2.5 hrs approximately for the assessment (on a second 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 to Fell Utility Poles City & Guilds NPTC Level 2.

This course is arranged when we have people interested in the course, your details are taken and we inform you when a course is being scheduled. Please contact us with your details so we can add you to the list.

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 four 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.

Award to Fell Utility Poles (formally CS43) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion

What’s my next steps?

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 20-04 (CS31)
Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 (CS38)