Who is the course for?
Anyone using a “Powered Pole Pruner” to lop tree branches.
1 day of training and assessment (ITA).
Short day for refresher or very experienced users (min. 3 years experience recommended)
• Safe working practices
• Protective clothing
• Maintenance, starting & pre-use checks
• Practical demonstrations & safe use
• A safe working area, hazard analysis
• Emergency Planning
• Removing overhead limbs
• Storage & transport.
• Legislative issues
• Environmental Issues
• Pre-NPTC Assessment guidance
What should you bring to the course?
Full Personal Protective Equipment: Chainsaw helmet (with mesh visor & ear defenders)
Chainsaw gloves, Steel toe-capped chainsaw work boots, Chainsaw trousers (Type C).
Powered Pole Pruner in good working order, with manual. Tool kit to include sharpening equipment, knock-in vice, depth gauge, raker, plug spanner & screwdrivers. Fuel & Chain Oil.
Personal First Aid Kit (must include large wound dressing). Non snag outer clothing
Please bring packed lunch and drinks for each day.
This is a newly introduced (June 2013) ITA – Integrated Training & Assessment course so the instructor can now assess candidates during the course. Please contact us for updated arrangements as you will need to pre-register for the assessments.
Assessment Schedule available at http://www.nptc.org.uk/qualificationschemes.aspx?id=3
On successful completion of assessment – NPTC Certificate of Competence
Refresher Training is recommended about every 3 years.
Come and join us at our next ‘open course’ – please contact us for details or check
our website for dates and prices
Do you have a group?
Our instructor may be able to come to your site/workplace – please ask for details
All trainees must be over 16 years of age and be “physically fit”. Anyone under the age of 18 can only use a chainsaw under the supervision of a certificated operator. Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions