Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner NPTC / City and Guilds - 11 February 2019

Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner NPTC / City and Guilds - 11 February 2019

Yorkshire North East

  • 11 February 2019

18 Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DN

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One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

  • Description

    The course is for anyone employed in the rural economy who is or will be required to operate powered pole pruners.

    As part of the course, you will identify the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), report on its condition and locate the standard marks. You will be able to identify faults and defects in the pruning saw and equipment and make a valid judgement on remedial action and also when specialised assistance is required. Health and safety will be fundamental to the training course and will be linked to the features of the pruning saw.

    Candidates will: carry out routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions; prepare the saw for use; carry out pre-cutting safety tests and know what to do if the pruner fails these tests. We will discuss the tension and compression within timber as well as the hazards and risks associated with the tasks of cutting.

    For inexperienced candidates and those that don’t already hold chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting 20-03 (formally CS30) it might be necessary to take more time than stated in order to fully prepare for the assessment.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this course you should be able to:

    1) Identify, inspect and comment on key parts of the powered pole pruners.
    2) Prepare the powered pole pruner for work safely without risk to themselves, other people or the environment.
    3) Carry out daily and routine maintenance on the powered pole pruner.
    4) Operate the powered pole pruner safely and effectively and comfortably in accordance with the practical risk assessment.
    5) Operate the powered pole pruner safely without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.
    6) State the identified knowledge that underpins understanding of operating a powered pole pruner.
    7) Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site.


    Please bring with you the following kit.
    1) Chainsaw footwear.
    2) Chainsaw gloves.

    All other PPE and equipment can be supplied by Lowe Maintenance at no extra cost, under the proviso that any damages and / or losses are replaced by the candidate.

    Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to check its suitability.


    One day training for experienced users.

    Two days training for inexperienced users.

    2 hrs approximately for the assessment on a separate day.

    Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

    We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

    For more information contact: or call 01729 825132, alternatively visit Lowe Maintenance website