Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Pruning

This course covers the use of a chainsaw and/or other pruning tools working from a rope and harness in conjunction with a ground person in medium-sized, open-grown trees.

A good level of physical fitness is required for this course.



Course Content

  • Identify, inspect and comment upon key parts of the equipment to be used
  • Prepare the equipment for use, ensuring the safety of themselves, other people, and the environment
  • Comment upon the structure, condition, and properties of the tree(s) to be worked on
  • Use a chainsaw and other pruning tools whilst maintaining a working position within the crown of the tree using a rope and harness in conjunction with ground staff


POA. Price includes NPTC registration and assessment

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