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Award in Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(formally CS48)

Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10 (formally CS48)

The course is for anyone employed in the rural economy who is or will be required to operate powered pole pruners.

As part of the course you will identify the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), report on its condition and locate the standard marks. You will be able to identify faults and defects in the pruning saw and equipment and make a valid judgement on remedial action and also when specialised assistance is required. Health and safety will be fundamental to the training course and will be linked to the features of the pruning saw.

Candidates will: carry out routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; prepare the saw for use; carry out pre-cutting safety tests and know what to do if the pruner fails these tests. We will discuss the tension and compression within timber as well as the hazards and risks associated with the tasks of cutting.

For inexperienced candidates and those that don’t already hold chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting 20-03 (formally CS30) it might be necessary to take more time than stated in order to fully prepare for the assessment.

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Award in Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10 City & Guilds NPTC level 2 (formally CS48)

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

1) Identify, inspect and comment on key parts of the powered pole pruners.
2) Prepare the powered pole pruner for work safely without risk to themselves, other people or the environment.
3) Carry out daily and routine maintenance on the powered pole pruner.
4) Operate the powered pole pruner safely and effectively and comfortably in accordance with the practical risk assessment.
5) Operate the powered pole pruner safely without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.
6) State the identified knowledge that underpins understanding of operating a powered pole pruner.
7) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.

Experienced user:

Training fee £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £127 no VAT per person.

Total £247 per person.

Inexperienced user:

Training fee £200 +VAT = £240 per person.

Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £127 no VAT per person.

Total £367 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

Please bring with you the following kit.
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 training for experienced users.

Two days training for inexperienced users.

2 hrs approximately for the assessment on a separate 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 Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner 20-10 City & Guilds NPTC level 2 (formally CS48).

Minimum numbers of 4 are required for this course to run, potential dates are:

11th February 2019

15th April 2019

17th June 2019

5th August 2019

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 Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner (formally CS48) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion

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

Award in Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner (formally CS48) – one day £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion

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