NPTC Level 2 Award
This one day course will teach students the safe use and maintenance of a powered pole pruner.
Please note that this course has a £105 mandatory exam fee.
- Risk assessments
- Personal protective equipment
- Pre-use checks
- Routine checks
- Preparation of site
- Machine and materials
Following the course there is a competence assessment by an NPTC assessor on a separate date.
- Forestry Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs and mesh visor.
- Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 381-5) Type B front of leg protection for ground work.
- Safety Boots with chainsaw protection to BS EN ISO 20345:2004 and bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw to show compliance with EN381-3 (toe cap - EN 345 Chainsaw protection pr EN 345 part 2). For on ground operations, Forestry ‘Wellingtons’ with chainsaw protection are suitable.
- Chainsaw gloves (EN381-7).
Course reference: FOP008
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There are no entry requirements for this course.
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This course runs on a Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
£140 plus a £106 mandatory exam fee.
We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.
- Discover the latest equipment for your course
You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.
- Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills
You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.
- Experience our fantastic modern facilities
Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies
- Benefit from our excellent local connections
You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.
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Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner.
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