Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free-fall Techniques (QCF)
The 1-2-3 method of branch removal
Use of step and sink cuts
Safety in use of top-handled and rear-handled chainsaws, including transferral of equipment into tree
Free-fall and hand-held techniques and dealing with trapped saws
Final pruning position back to the tree.
Experienced climbers are likely to complete within 2 days.
CS201/202 - Chainsaw Maintenance, CS203 - Fell Small Trees, CS206/306 - Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue (formerly CS30, CS31, CS38) - or equivalent
Students must be aged 16 or over on 1st September of the year in which the course starts
Tetanus protection is recommended.
Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078)
Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees (AB157)
Award for Use of Powered Pole Pruners (AB159)
Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon