306: Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations


COURSE CODE 306

BASIC TREE CLIMBING & AERIAL RESCUE TECHNIQUES

PARTICIPANTS & PRE-REQUISITES

1.Should be physically fit and agile with no history of vertigo, epilepsy, etc.

2.Minimum age 16yrs. Participants should supply own Personal Protective Equipment; NPTC Assessment Schedule Criteria will be supplied. 1 passport sized photograph is required.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. Participants state the safety requirements & regulations in relation to tree climbing and aerial rescue techniques.

2. Participants prepare for use, inspect and maintain the minimum equipment prescribed.

3.Participants state the importance and functions of a fully trained & competent ground person.

4.Participants recognise and use approved techniques for safe and efficient working within the tree crown.

5.Participants make the correct sequence of cuts to sever lightweight branches using hand tools.

6.Participants understand and differentiate between ‘work positioning & fall arrest’ systems.

7.Participants identify potential hazards and use appropriate techniques to overcome them, including tree rescue techniques and tree inspection.

8.Participants undertake tree rescue techniques with & without the use of mechanical aids.

 DURATION & AWARD

1.         Normal course duration is up to 5 days.
2.        Upon successful completion candidates will be assessed for NPTC competence unit CS38.

Previous City and Guild Course reference CS38

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