57 Pairc Mhuire, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Tel: 089 417 3544
Web: www.treecareireland.com
Basic Tree climbing and Aerial Rescue)---

Introduction: The Basic Tree-Climbing and Aerial Rescue course is required if you intend to pursue a career as an arborist or primary companion(Groundsperson) to an arborist, but not only arborists require these skills. Industry Good practice states that all Industrial tree-climbers must be accompanied by another trained and competent rescuer. Industrial tree-climbing covers a number of specific tasks with in several careers. These may include:

Arboriculture (Tree Care) operatives

Arboricultural Consultants carrying out Aerial Inspections
Tree house Construction
NPWS Rangers - habitat inspections and Raptor Projects
Bird Watch Employees
Electrical contractors installing tree lighting
Animal rescuers
Seed collectors

Previous experience: Previous experience is not required. Knowledge of some knots for climbing may be a bonus but is not essential.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The training cost includes all instruction and use of equipment, including use of personal protective equipment (PPE), climbing gear etc. However candidates are required to have their own boots for training and a complete set of PPE for their NPTC assessment. We have a special arrangement with our sister company, Treeclimber.ie to provide all trainees with an unbeatable discount on treeclimbing gear. More info about Tree climbing Equipment

Tools: Harneses, ropes, karabiners and all additional climbing components are provided for the duration of the training. A handsaw is also provided as part of the rescue kit. Trainees must bring their own boots.

Course Content:

• full course content is available from TreeCareIreland

Duration: 5 Days (plus additional 2-3 hours for NPTC assessment)

Location: Course location will be confirmed when booking a course. We have training centres in the South East and West of Ireland and Bavaria, Germany

Additional Items: Trainees are required to bring waterproof/warm clothing, ankle high boots and a packed lunch.

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