Award in Aerial Tree Pruning2018-08-06T18:48:10+00:00

Award in Aerial Tree Pruning 21-07

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 3

(formally CS40)

Aerial Tree Pruning 21-07 (formally CS40)

Award in Aerial Tree Pruning 21-07 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 (CS40) is a 2 day practical course.  It is for people who require a certification in the pruning of trees, to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 regulations.

The course will enable candidates to identify, inspect and comment on key parts of the equipment to be used. They will be able to prepare the equipment for use ensuring the safety of themselves, other people and the environment. The candidates will be asked to comment on the structure, condition and properties of the tree(s) to be worked on.  They will then use a chainsaw and other pruning tools, whilst maintaining a working position within the crown of a tree. Safety will be ensured by using a rope and harness, and working together with ground staff.

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Award in Aerial Tree Pruning 21-07 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 (formally CS40).

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 Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques 21-08 (CS39).

Learning 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 pruning of a tree.
3) Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice.
4) Understand how to carry out aerial tree pruning of a tree.

Training fee £250 + VAT = £300 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration £185 per person (no VAT).

Total £485 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 Tree Pruning 21-07 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3.

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 in Aerial Tree Pruning (formally CS40) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

Please change to: 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.

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