Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formally CS38) NPTC / City and Guilds 4-8 February

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formally CS38) NPTC / City and Guilds 4-8 February

Yorkshire North East

  • 4 - 8 February 2019

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

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A five day course plus one day assessment. Covering accessing a tree safely, positioning techniques within the crown and aerial rescue methods. Equipment can be provided please contact Lowe Maintenance for more details.

  • Description

    The Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 (CS38) is a 4 day or 5 day practical course dependent on previous experience of climbing, which is for people who require a certification in the climbing of trees with a rope and harness, in order to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Regulations.

    The tree climbing and aerial rescue (CS38) training course will enable candidates to: successfully identify the hazards and risks associated with the working area; outline the emergency planning procedures; current health and safety legislation and environmental factors; carry out a hazard evaluation of a tree; different methods used to access a tree safely and positioning techniques used within crown; use access and positioning methods within the tree; descend safely from the tree and implement different rescue methods.

    The training course has physical demands and requires the carrying and movement of equipment in woodland environments.

    No prerequisites are required for this course.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course you should be able to:
    1) Undertake a risk assessment of tree climbing operations.
    2) Select, inspect and use a range of tree climbing equipment.
    3) Safely climb a tree.
    4) Move around the crown of trees.
    5) Safely descend.
    6) Carry out aerial rescues from different situations.
    7) Be able to identify different tree species.


    Please bring with you the following kit:

    1) Stout boots with ankle support and good grips / soles.
    2) Waterproofs weather dependant.

    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 Lowe Maintenance if you wish to use your own equipment to check its suitability.


    Five days for the training.

    One day approximately for the assessment (on a sixth day usually the Saturday after the training).

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

    Lowe Maintenance 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