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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 (PPE)


6 days training and independent assessment £930 +VAT

Cancellation Policy

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

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Current Status

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