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Tree Pruning Unit 307 Cs40

Unit 307 Tree Pruning old Cs40

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PRICE £420+vat  

Duration 3 days + 1 for assessment

Pre -requistes 

  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System ( Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw (Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (Formerly Cs31)
  • Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 308- Use of a chainsaw for free fall techniques (Formerly Cs39)

Course introduction

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

Inline with NPTC unit 307 old Cs40 this certificate is for an advanced arborist chainsaw operator carrying out aerial pruning operations

Designed to give guidance to the student that they might safely carry out tree pruning operations, applying techniques with hand tools and a chainsaw within and throughout the crown of a tree. 

Wiith assistance from ground staff  the climber uses a rope & harness system taking account of the trees properties relevant to its individual Genus its structure, location & condition. 

Content of the Tree Pruning Course

  • Understanding the legislation and safety guidelines relevant to the operation.
  • Carryout  a risk assessment and brief ground staff.
  • Carrying out pre-start checks to the chainsaw and  perform starting techniques.
  • Use appropriate techniques to estabvlish both secure and stable work position.
  • Removing tree limbs using the 1-2-3 of pruning reductive cuts to achieve a finish cut. 

Pannett Park 025 Medium

Candidates should use their own Safety clothing PPE

If you would like to use your own climbing equipment, this is to be within Loler certification guidelines and certifcates as needed to be present for the instructor to view.

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Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

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Combined Arborists Starter Courses


Combined Grounds Maintenance Course


Tree Surgery Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Tree Pruning, Tree Dismantling, Ground assistant.


Chainsaw  Maintenance, Small & Large Tree Felling, Dangerous Trees, Polechainsaws.


Farm: Tractor Driving including Loader attachments, Trailer & Pto Attachments,  Quad Bike Use,

Pto Boom Pesticides Spraying. 


Land:  Strimmers, Hedgecutters, Grass Mowers, Backpack Pesticide Spraying


Machinery: Woodchippers, Stump Grinders, Mini Digger Use, Cherry Picker Use.


First Aid: 1 Day & Multiple Day Trauma & First Aid Training.