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Unit 203

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue

(previously - CS38 & 206/306)

Date: 4th-8th July 2022

Location: Shrublands

This is a physically demanding, but hugely enjoyable course that will introduce you to a wide range of climbing equipment and techniques. You will learn how to access a tree using rope and harness, and aerial tree rescue operations, giving you a greater understanding of how to work off the ground safely.

  • Access a tree using rope and harness and aerial tree rescue operations
  • Understand legislation in relation to tree climbing
  • Identify a range of P.P.E appropriate to work positioning systems
  • Tie, dress and set a range of tree climbing knots
  • Identify hazards and manage the associated risks
  • Carry out visual tree inspection
  • Carry out a pre-use inspection of tree climbing equipment
  • Choose appropriate anchor points
  • Use techniques for safe and efficient ascent and descent
  • Understand the duties of a competent grounds person
  • Establish safe and comfortable work positions
  • Use climbing irons (spikes) safely and efficiently
  • Carry out a variety of aerial rescue techniques
  • Store climbing equipment appropriately

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