Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free-Fall Techniques (replaces CS39)

Duration:  4 days including assessment

Course Dates

18 – 20 September – assessment 23 September

14 – 16 October – assessment TBC

2 – 4 December – assessment TBC

Please call/email for group and onsite bookings.

Course Cost

£801.00 (+ £148.75 VAT) per person

Venue: Dorking, Surrey

Enquire Here button

Pre-requisites: Candidates must hold a Certificate of Competence for Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-Cutting (CS30 / 0020-03,) Felling Trees up to 380mm (CS31 / 0020-04) & Basic Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue (CS38 / 0020-13) prior to attending this course. Learners must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions or on medication that could affect your safety.

This course is suitable if you are already experienced in climbing trees using work positioning systems and also are experienced in chainsaw use, including felling small trees up to 380mm. you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out aerial cutting of trees with a chainsaw

Who is it for?

This course is for people who are already working in, or are looking to work in, one of the following industries:

  • Arboriculture
  • Forestry
  • Woodland industries
  • Local authorities

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Tree climbing equipment
  • Visual tree inspection and anchor points
  • Use of flip-line and climbing irons (spikes)
  • Aerial rescue planning
  • Aerial rescue methods

This course culminates in an independent assessment for a City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.

Learners will also receive a Lantra Awards E-Certificate of Attendance.