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Powered Pole Pruner Training Course

A comprehensive course that will enable you to use a pole powered pruner to its full potential safely and efficiently. Delivered by friendly instructors this course will help you hone the skills you need to advance your career in arboriculture.

 

  • Complete basic environmental checks prior to work operations
  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required
  • Identify the health and safety features
  • Identify faults and defects on a pruning saw and cutting mechanism
  • Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance
  • Prepare the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and chain lubrication
  • Start the pruning saw
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety checks and state the procedures if the pruning saw fails these checks
  • Risk assessment
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber
  • Safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar
  • Use correct pruning methods
  • Clear the pruned branches to the site specification
  • Organise site safely

 

Course sessions:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Safety features of a powered pole pruner
  • Maintaining the powered pole pruner chain
  • Maintaining the guide bar
  • Engine maintenance
  • Starting the pruning saw and pre-cut checks
  • Cutting
  • Leave site as per specification

 

For information on price and course duration, please see our Ground Based Arb and Forestry Courses page.

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