AERIAL CUTTING

USING A SAW IN THE TREE?

This intermediate level Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees With A Chainsaw Using Free Fall Techniques will allow the trainee to utilise a chainsaw in the tree, with particular emphasis being placed on obtaining a safe and effective work position.

WHAT IS COVERED?

In addition to health and safety aspects, relevant legislation concerning climbing such as LOLER, and visual tree assessments will be covered. The course covers both handheld and free fall methods of cutting using step cuts and sink cuts. Identification of the branch-bark collar is covered, so that accurate pruning cuts can be made.

Work positioning methods will also be discussed.

PRE-REQUISITES

To undertake this Level 3 Award course, you must have successfully passed your NPTC assessments in:

  1. CS30 or the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting.
  2. CS31 or the Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Up To 380mm.
  3. CS38 or the Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue.

PROGRESSION

This intermediate level course is a pre-requisite for the dismantling and rigging course, the Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rigging.

DURATION

This course typically consists of 3 days of training, followed by 1 day of assessment.

COURSE CODE

Course code: 0021-08.

COST

From £430.00 (includes tuition and assessment fees).