Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue2018-11-15T14:12:17+00:00

Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(formally CS38)

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue 20-13 (formally CS38)

The Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 (CS38) is a 4 day or 5 day practical course dependent on previous experience of climbing, which is for people who require a certification in the climbing of trees with a rope and harness, in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Regulations.

The tree climbing and aerial rescue (CS38) training course will enable candidates to: successfully identify the hazards and risks associated with the working area; outline the emergency planning procedures; current health and safety legislation and environmental factors; carry out a hazard evaluation of a tree; different methods used to access a tree safely and positioning techniques used within crown; use access and positioning methods within the tree; descend safely from the tree and implement different rescue methods.

The training course has physical demands and requires the carrying and movement of equipment in woodland environments.

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Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 (formally CS38).

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Undertake a risk assessment of tree climbing operations.
2) Select, inspect and use a range of tree climbing equipment.
3) Safely climb a tree.
4) Move around the crown of trees.
5) Safely descend.
6) Carry out aerial rescues from different situations.
7) Be able to identify different tree species.

Training fee £465 +VAT = £558 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £168 per person (no VAT).

Total £726 per person.

All fees are payable upon booking.

Please bring with you the following kit:

1) Stout boots with ankle support and good grips / soles.
2) Waterproofs weather dependant.

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.

Five days for the training.
One day approximately for the assessment (on a sixth day usually the Saturday after the training).

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 Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2.

19th to 23rd November – Assessment 24th November – 2 places available

4th – 8th February 2019

8th – 12th April 2019

20th – 24th May 2019 – part funded places available

8th – 12th July 2019

16th – 20th September 2019

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled unless otherwise stated above

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.

Tree Climbing and Rescue 20-13 (formally CS38) – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person

16th February 2019

20th April 2019

22nd June 2019

10th August 2019

12th October 2019

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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