Aerial Tree Cutting
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. This course supercedes the old CS39 ticket.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does the course cost?
The total cost for the course is £430.00 and this includes all tuition fees, assessor costs and City & Guilds registration and admin fees. The deposit fee of £50.00 will be deducted from the total cost, and you will be issued an invoice for £380.00 on the first day of the course - at that point you will have 28 days to pay.
Are there any pre-requisites to this course?
Yes. You must already hold...
- CS30 or the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting.
- CS31 or the Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Trees Up To 380mm.
- CS38 or the Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue.
What should I bring with me?
You may bring your own climbing equipment, although you must be able to demonstrate that it holds an in-date, current LOLER certificate. You may bring your own top-handled chainsaw (please supply your own fuel / oil too).
You must provide your own chainsaw protective equipment - chainsaw trousers, chainsaw boots, and an in-date helmet with ear and eye protection as a minimum.
Please bring your own food and drink.
Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather.
When will the assessment be?
The assessment is planned to run on the final day of the course (4th November 2016).
I have further questions... can I contact the organiser directly?
Of course, please follow the link and send your message to Drivelink Training. http://drivelinktraining.co.uk/contact.html