Arboricultural Dismantling & Rigging Operations CS41 (CS0969)

This is 5 day course in Dismantling and Rigging and covers the use of specialist equipment in the tree to lower branches down to the ground.  The course includes some theory, including working out the weight of timber sections, safe configurations of equipment, choice of craning and climbing anchor points, and an understanding of the safe working loads and capacities of various items of equipment. There is also a considerable amount of practical dismantling training include various methods of branch removal, topping out, and sectioning down.

Course prerequisite: Delegates must be trained and or certificated to CS30 (CS0960), CS31 (CS0961), CS38 (CS0966), CS39 (CS0967) and have ideally attended a full first aid training course. The course requires both mental and physical agility in the trees and on the ground, and not suffer from vertigo or similar conditions. 

Certificating Body: NPTC 

Course Length: 5 day + assessment

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £570 + VAT and certification. 

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 4

The course will cover: 

  • Safe working procedures 
  • Tree surgery equipment 
  • Pre-use checks 
  • Working with the grounds person 
  • Use lowering equipment for lowering vertical and horizontal limbs 
  • Cutting techniques 

Candidates will be able to: 

1) Identify, inspect and comment upon key parts of the equipment to be used.

2) Prepare the equipment for use ensuring the safety of themselves, other people and the environment

3) Operate a chainsaw whilst maintaining a working position within the crown of a tree using a rope and harness

4) Use lowering ropes and other associated equipment to carry out lowering and sectional felling operations

5) Undertake a range of arboriculture operations without risk to themselves, other people or the environment

Equipment: Click here for Equipment list.

For more information click here to view the City & Guilds NPTC scheme documentation.

Other courses in this series include:

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