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Aerial Tree Rigging Course (previously CS41) Unit 303 C&G

This training covers the knowledge and skills involved with the removal of sections from a tree crown under the control of rope rigging and lifting gear. The work will be carried out by an operator with significant experience of arboriculture operations and chainsaw operations in a canopy. You will carry out a tree hazard and a ‘working at height’ assessment to determine if the operative is safe to perform the work and to determine the safest and most efficient access method.

This aerial work must be supported by a ground worker with significant experience of aerial treework and rigging techniques. This training covers the techniques for the dismantling of tree sections or entire trees. The training and successful completion of the Level 3 award will ensure you conform to all current legislation and codes of practice.

Who is it for?

If you work as a tree surgeon or arborist and want to dismantle trees safely and professionally then this course is for you.

You will need to already have qualifications in Chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting, and felling up to 380mm – Units 201 and 202 (CS30/31 as was) and Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue, and use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness – Units 203 and 204 (CS38/39 as was).

The course will prepare you for the City and Guilds/NPTC Level 3 award in Aerial Tree Rigging. You may wish to complete Arboricultural Ground Worker – Unit 205 alongside this course.

Course content

  • Understanding the legislation and safety guidelines pertaining to the site.
  • Undertaking a risk assessment and brief ground staff.
  • Carrying out pre-start checks to the chainsaw, cold and hot starting techniques.
  • Using appropriate techniques for establishing secure and comfortable work positions.
  • Removing tree limbs
  • Removing vertical sections by various techniques.
  • Lowering of limbs and sections
Aerial Tree Rigging Course

Course summary

Inexperienced operators may need more time, this will incur additional costs


Learners will require...

  • Chainsaw, Top or rear handled.
  • Climbing equipment
  • Hand saw for tree work
  • First aid kit
  • PPE
  • Tools, fuel and oil
  • Lowering equipment
  • Packed lunch



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