This course is for individuals who climb trees as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries. It will provide the individual with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to climb trees and perform aerial rescue safely and to industry standards in line with current legislation.
Read the C&G/NPTC handbook for this qualification: https://www.nptc.org.uk/assets/documents/c2431dbec0654587a94dcef0a108ad15.pdf
Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (0039-22)
Mandatory qualifications are needed to enter the industry and learners can progress from Level 2 to Level 3.
The following courses are some of the additional courses available:
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (0039-20)
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm (0039-21)
City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm
City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (0039-23)
Carry out chainsaw maintenance
Carry out cross-cutting with a chainsaw
9:00 – 16:15
Equipment is provided for this course but participants may prefer, for their comfort and safety, to bring their own climbing equipment as outlined below. All tree climbing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and rigging equipment must comply with LOLER Regulations. This means that trainees must be able to produce evidence that their equipment has been thoroughly examined by a “competent person” (in the last 6 months for climbing equipment and 12 months for rigging equipment), and also inspected weekly with an accompanying record which can verify this.
EQUIPMENT LIST FOR AERIAL RESCUE
Approved tree climbing harness in good condition. CE marked with leg loops
Climbing ropes (min 10 mm diameter, 35-50m long) recommended, without any defects and side lanyard(s) – a minimum of 3 systems to ensure you are roped in at all times e.g. x2 ropes & x1 lanyard
Prussik loops (friction cord minimum 8mm diameter) or alternative friction devices e.g. zigzag, spider jack. Either SRT (Stationary Rope Technique) or MRT (Moving Rope Technique) systems are permissible.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
Helmet (climbing style) to BS EN 12492
Eye protection may be useful to protect against branches
Boots with good grip and ankle support
Outer clothing which is snag proof
Suitable gripper gloves e.g. with rubber palms
Trousers with flex for tree climbing
Personal First Aid Kit (containing a large wound dressing
If you are using your own equipment, our instructor will check that it is safe to use and complies with industry best practise.
Integrated PRACTICAL assessment