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Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-Fall Techniques 21-08

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 3

(formally CS39)

Free fall techniques using a chainsaw 21-08 (formally CS39)

This course is ideal for people who work as arborists and tree surgeons wanting to use a chainsaw from a rope and harness.  There is no rigging involved in this course.

The course is about getting into the correct positions to be able to use a chainsaw in the air and cut wood to fall in a pre determined direction by either free fall method or handheld and demonstrate the ability to carry out a target prune safely while suspended from a rope and harness.

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Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-Fall Techniques 21-08 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

Prior to coming on this course you must have the Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue (CS38) and Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31).

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1) Promote health and safety and industry good practice when using a chainsaw from a rope and harness.
2) Carry out aerial cutting of trees with a chainsaw using free-fall techniques.
3) Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice when using a chainsaw from a rope and harness.
4) Understand how to carry out aerial cutting of trees with a chainsaw using free-fall techniques.

The training fee will be £250 +VAT = £300 per person
The assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee will be £168 per person (no VAT).

Total £468 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

Please bring with you the following kit.
1) Climbing kit to include flip line or soft strop with current LOLER certificate.
2) Chainsaw protective trousers.
3) Climbing helmet with visor and ear defenders in date.
4) Chainsaw boots.

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 to check its suitability.

Two days training.

One day for the assessment (on a third 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 Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-Fall Techniques 21-08 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

13th – 14th February 2019

17th – 18th April 2019

19th – 20th June 2019

7th – 8th August 2019

9th – 10th October 2019

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.

Chainsaw Free Fall Techniques 21-08 (formally CS39) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 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.

Three days, training fee £250 +VAT = £300 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

What’s my next steps?

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