Award in Aerial Rigging of Trees 21-09

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 3

(formally CS41)

Aerial Tree Rigging 21-09 (formally CS41)

The aerial tree rigging course is ideal for people working as arborists or tree surgeons either self employed, as a sub contractor or employed by larger companies, councils or railways for example.

As a result of this course you should be able to:

  • Successfully identify the required personal protective clothing;
  • Apply correct health and safety for aerial operations;
  • Select correct lowering equipment;
  • Lower branches out of the canopy using above and below anchor points;
  • Remove branches from a tree, safely lowering to the ground using ropes and lowering systems;
  • Remove sections of wood from a pole whilst using spikes;

The aerial tree rigging course has physical demands and is at advanced level of training.

Therefore we advise that before coming on the course you take the time to look through the document in the following link:  Evaluation of current rigging and dismantling practices used in arboriculture Research Report RR668 , as a result this will help you with your practical assessment.

Award in Aerial Tree Rigging 21-09 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

Prior to coming on this course you must have the Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operation 20-03 & 20-04 (CS30 & CS31)Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 (CS38) and Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-Fall Techniques 21-08 (CS39).

Leaning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1) Promote health and safety and industry good practice.
2) Carry out aerial tree rigging.
3) Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice.
4) Understand how to carry out aerial tree rigging.

Minimum numbers of 2 are required for this course to run, potential dates are:

21st – 23rd 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.

The training course will be £375 + VAT = £450 per person
The assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee will be £195 per person (no VAT).

Total £646 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

Three days training.

One day for the assessment (on a fourth 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.

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.

Award in Aerial Tree Rigging 21-09 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

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 in Aerial Tree Rigging 21-09 (formally CS41) – one day refresher £200 +VAT = £240 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 £375 +VAT = £450 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

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