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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue - Experienced Operators Refresher

About the course

In line with the new FISA (Forestry Industry Safety Accord) guidelines, post the compliance date, 1st October 2013, everyone will need to demonstrate their refresher training record. Employers need to record and plan for this training.

For regular chainsaw users this is every 5 years and for occasional users every 2/3 years.

Course Content

This two day Lantra Awards registered course will cover all the important points update you on the latest techniques and refresh your skills.

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Tree climbing equipment
  • 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

Entry Criteria

This refresher training is for existing NPTC Certificate of Competence in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue holders.

Equipment Required


Safety Helmet - Climbing (HSE Recommended mountaineering style helmet complying with BS EN 12492)

Gloves are recommended, gripper style gloves work well

Chainsaw trousers or work style trousers. Jeans are not recommended

Chainsaw boots or strong work style boots

Personal First Aid Kit (containing a large wound dressing)


Sharp Knife

Suitable non snag outdoor clothing including waterproofs, you should be prepared for all weather conditions.

Hi-visibility vest, short sleeved is fine.

Additional Information

Climbing equipment is available for use. If you would like to use your own climbing equipment, it will be at the discretion of the Tutor and must have all the current LOLER certificates.You must also be physically fit to climb.


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