WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
The Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting With A Chainsaw Using Freefall Techniques is the follow-up course to the foundation tree climbing and aerial rescue.
The course builds on the climbing skills already covered in the foundation climbing course and looks at building up your experience to achieve safe work positioning in order to operate a chainsaw from a rope and harness. You will be covering different types of handheld and freefall cuts, as well as identifying and completing pruning cuts in the correct position to aid the tree’s recovery.
Successful completion of the related assessment will allow you to obtain your ‘ticket’ to operate a top-handled chainsaw unsupervised.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
Yes, you must have completed the courses listed below before booking this course:
- Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting (or CS30).
- Level 2 Award in Felling Trees Up To 380mm (or CS31).
- Level 2 Award in Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue (or CS38).
WHAT CAN I PROGRESS TO?
There are a number of options following the successful completion of this course and the related assessment; however, the usual route is to complete the ‘rigging’ course:
HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?
Normally 3 days, but this can be tailored based on the experience of the driver. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability of training / assessment, as this course can also be offered as a one day refresher / update course.
WHERE IS THIS COURSE HELD?
Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.