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aerial_rescueAccessing a Tree with Rope and Harness & Aerial Rescue is the foundation training for arboriculture work coupled with your ground based chainsaw qualifications

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

Understand the legislation relating to tree climbing.

Identify a range of personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate to work positioning systems.

Tie, dress and set a range of tree climbing knots.

Identify hazards and manage the associated risks.

Choose appropriate anchor points.

Use techniques for safe, efficient ascent and descent.

Carry out pre-use inspection of ladders and safe use of ladders for entry into tree.

Understand the duties of a competent ground person.

Establish safe and comfortable work positions.

Understand correct final pruning position and the 1-2-3 method of branch removal.

Remove light-weight lateral branches using hand tools.

Use climbing irons safely and efficiently.

Carry out aerial rescue techniques.

Who is the course for?

Tree surgeons, highways, landscape gardeners, conservation, utilities etc . The course is designed to prepare candidates for independent assessment for City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards Licence to practice.


City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue Qual 2013


6 days

This course is independently assessed to either City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards qualification standards and criteria.

Course Content

HSE legislation and safety guidelines

Tree climbing equipment  –  Inspection of equipment – LOLER’98

Rope configurations

Tree access

Final anchor point and work positioning

Light branch removal

Use of flip line and climbing irons

Aerial rescue

Clearing site and equipment checks

Facilities/Equipment Required

  • climbing equipment – bring your own or we can provide this for you.
  • Hand saw for working in tree
  • First aid kit
  • Personal protective equipment


6 days training and independent assessment £930 +VAT


Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund