Arboriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Award for the Use of Powered Pole Pruners
Course Code: AB159

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time



The use of the pole pruner is one option for reducing the amount of time spent up a tree. This course gives the necessary instruction leading to the NPTC CS205 assessment.

Please note: Assessment is carried out on a separate day by arrangement between the candidate and the appointed NPTC assessor.

Overview

Qualification

Award in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner (QCF)

Course Content

Under the Lifting Operations Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Working at Height Regulations 2005 workers are asked to consider all other options before working at height. The use of the pole pruner is one option we could consider to reduce the amount of time spent up a tree. The course will give the necessary instruction leading to the NPTC assessment.

Identify and inspect key components of the powered pruner
Prepare the powered pruner to work safely
Carry out daily and routine maintenance
Operate the powered pruner safely according to practical risk assessment

Entry Requirements

Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Certificate of Competence Wood Chippers (AB067), Stump Grinders Certificate (AB069), Award in Aerial Tree Pruning (AB074), Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques (AB075), Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw (AB076), Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue (AB077), Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078)

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Forest Worker Landscaper Countryside Manager (Parks & Gardens)