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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue NPTC 003922

5th September 2022 - 9th September 2022


City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue
Independent Assessment

This standard covers the accessing of trees through climbing (both ladders and using climbing equipment) and by Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) to carry out rescues in a variety of contexts (pruning operation, cutting, dismantle or rigging). The aerial rescues include recovery of both conscious and unconscious casualties. When carrying out aerial rescue you must maintain high standards of health and safety at all time for both yourself and the people you will come into contact with. This standard is for those carrying out aerial rescue operations. Your work must conform to all current legislation and codes of practice.

Overview in brief

Working in the Arboriculture can be a dangerous business.

And when things go wrong, the ability to access a tree to undertake a rescue operation might well be the difference between life and death.

Our course will teach you all you need to know to be able to carry out such a rescue.

Complete it and you can move on to the Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness or the Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations.


The finer details

Our course is for people aged 16 and above.

It involves a mix of theory and practical sessions.

You’ll be taught the essential safety guidelines, equipment, inspection and planning needed to access a tree.

You’ll then move on to learning the skills required to carry out a successful rescue.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety legislation and guidelines
  • Tree climbing equipment
  • Visual tree inspection
  • Rope configurations
  • Access techniques and work positioning principles
  • Final anchor point and work positioning techniques
  • Use a flip-line and climbing irons (spikes)
  • Storing equipment.

Worth noting: You must be physically fit, and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions, to be eligible.



5th September 2022
9th September 2022
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PMR Training
01437 761321


Forge Farm
SA65 9RJ