CLIMBING & AERIAL RESCUE

BECOMING AN ARBORIST?

This Level 2 Award in Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue provides the underpinning knowledge, and the skills required to climb trees, move around the tree canopy, and carry out aerial rescues from the tree.

WHAT IS COVERED?

In addition to health and safety aspects, relevant legislation concerning climbing such as LOLER, and also visual tree assessments will be covered. The course looks at equipment checks and climbing knots, before moving on to setting up a climbing system and ascending the tree.

You will carry out branch walking, setting supplementary anchors as well as two different types of aerial rescue from the tree canopy. The course also covers the use of spikes and you will need to demonstrate installing a false anchor, and two different types of rescue from a pole.

This is a physically demanding course and you will need a reasonable level of fitness to complete the course.

The course does not cover the use of saws in the tree.

PRE-REQUISITES

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

PROGRESSION

This foundation course is one of the pre-requisites for the Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting.

DURATION

This course typically consists of 5 days of training, followed by 1 day of assessment.

COURSE CODE

Course code: 0020-13.

COST

£659.00 (includes tuition and assessment fees).