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CPD Refresher – Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue 

Who is this Refresher Course for?

This course is for individuals who are already qualified climbers, and are required, under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), to undertake refresher training every 3-5 years.

Learners must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions or on medication that could affect their safety.


1 days Refresher Training with a City & Guilds NPTC CPD Assessment included


max. 4 per course


This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells or Llandrindod Wells.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).


Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue


City & Guilds CPD Module in Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue

Certificate Type:

City & Guilds NPTC Digital Credential

Refresher Course Objectives:

  • Understands legislation relevant to tree climbing. (Safety legislation, tree + wildlife protection)
  • Identifies basic equipment required for tree climbing, including conformity and inspection requirements with reference to the LOLER regulations.
  • Understands the principles of work positioning and work positioning systems. (climber attached to tree at all times, maximum allowable slack and fall)
  • Identifies a range of equipment to facilitate initial access into the tree crown, Strengths and weaknesses. (e.g. ladder, throwline, rods)
  • Tie a range of knots relevant to tree climbing operations. (attachment knots, friction hitches, stopper knots)
  • Inspects tree to establish whether it is safe to climb.
  • Establish anchor points and perform change overs safely.
  • Ascend the tree to an appropriate final anchor point using techniques conforming to work positioning principles.
  • Carry out branch walks to the outer portions of the tree crown.
  • Use handsaw to remove lightweight branches, including correct pruning techniques.
  • Carry out aerial rescues of casualties using a variety of techniques and from different situations.
  • Carry out pole rescue

Refresher Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue CPD Refresher

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