This qualification is intended for those carrying out aerial tree work and is a prerequisite of Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free-fall Techniques (replaces CS39).

The qualification is made up of two compulsory units:

1. Climb a tree

2. Conduct aerial rescue


4 days (does not involve the use of a chainsaw) training followed by assessment at a later date.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16 years or over and be physically fit and able to complete the tasks involved.

Skills and Knowledge Assessed
  • Demonstrate knowledge of risk assessment
  • Select and wear PPE equipment
  • Carry out pre-climb inspection of tree
  • Prepare a plan of action
  • Select and inspect climbing equipment
  • Knowledge of Loler legislation
  • Climb the tree
  • Descend from tree
  • Rescue casualty