Tree Climbing and Rescue Course

NPTC/City and Guilds Certification

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Tree climbing is something that the majority of arborists will undertake at some point, and probably the most rewarding part too. Learning to tree climb is one of the most physically demanding qualifications, and a head for heights is essential!

Becoming an efficient climbing arborist definitely takes time, commitment and dedication, also listening and learning from others around you. The Tree Climbing and Rescue course will give you the practical principles you need to get started.

In practice, tree climbing will vary greatly from day to day, depending on the job, the type of tree, the equipment you are armed with, the environment plus weather conditions too. These different situations require varying degrees of skill, so knowledge and training to incorporate various techniques and safe, efficient working systems is essential.

The Tree Climbing and Rescue course addresses the importance of health and safety for yourself, others and the environment. We also cover aerial rescue operations, which involves bringing a casualty out of the tree or off of a pole safely.

Who is this course for:

This course is designed for arborists, tree surgeons plus people who have jobs that require tree climbing or those wishing to start a career in arboriculture.

Here is just a basic outline of what you will learn:

  • Carry out pre-climb inspection and understand why this is done
  • Identify and inspect equipment as to LOLER regulations
  • Requirements of the Working at Heights Regulations
  • Understand the importance of risk assessment and emergency planning for tree climbing operations
  • Carry out a plan of operation
  • Gain access into tree using various techniques
  • Aerial rescue techniques
  • Key elements of a rescue plan
  • Information required by emergency services
  • Tree and pole rescues  …and more!

This course will provide you with all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that you would need in your field of work

What You Will Achieve:

This 5 day training course takes place on-site and covers tree climbing and aerial rescue operations (Formerly NPTC CS38). It will result in NPTC Level 2 Awards in Tree Climbing and Rescue.

Why Arbsystem?

All our courses are educational, hands-on, and always engaging. We deliver both practical skills and health and safety guidance ensuring you meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

All Arbsystem trainers are fully experienced instructors. Our courses involve working with small groups, so you’ll enjoy plenty of one-on-one training.

Ready to take the next step? You can book your course here – Book now.

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