Current legislation requires that all those who undertake chainsaw operations within the canopy of a tree from rope and harness must be appropriately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Northumberland college equips the candidate to undertake an industry-compliant certificate of competence assessment.
You will need to be at least 16 years of age and should hold a certificate of competence in the following units:
- Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting
- Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
- Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
(Verification of these units must be produced prior to the start of the course.)
You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical methods. Assessment leading to certification should take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course.
This is a short course – 2 days of training, plus a half day assessment.
City and Guilds
This course will take place between 9am-5pm. Days are dependent on booking availability.
The course will cover the skills to undertake safe and efficient branch removal operations, utilising a range of cutting techniques while being supported from a rope and harness.
City and Guilds
You will receive certification enabling you to use a chainsaw supported by a rope and harness in your day to day work. This will support you if you work in arboriculture or as a tree surgeon.
On completion of this course, you can also progress to study one of our other land-based courses.
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