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Utility Arboriculture – Chainsaw from a MEWP

Who is this for?

This course is for those who will be tackling vegetation and tree works from a MEWP (mobile elevated work platform). Attendees of this course will already hold their MEWP operator and UA Ground Based Pruning qualifications.

*You must be over 18 to attend this course, due to the constraints of the awarding body.


1 days Training with an additional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 4 per course


This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth 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).


UA Basic Electrical Knowledge | UA Species Recognition, Growth Characteristics and Associated Hazards | Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting | Felling Small Trees up to 380mm | UA Ground-based Pruning | Mobile Elevated Work Platforms


City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Utility Arboriculture Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP)


mwmac Training Certificate & City & Guilds NPTC Qualification Certificate


  • Risk assessment, hazards, risks, controls, emergency planning and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Risk Zones recap – Proximity zones, vicinity zones, live zones
  • Understand work methods for all tree categories
  • Maintain & assemble insulated tools
  • Plan & agree safe work method with ground staff
  • Carry out pre-start checks on MEWP
  • Operate MEWP as per manufacturers guidelines and best practice
  • Prune trees and vegetation in proximity to overhead power lines
  • Clean & tidy site to specification
  • To be able to work safely

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Utility Arboriculture – Chainsaw from a MEWP

For course dates please visit our Events Page