Use of Powered Pole Pruners

A1 Arborists Limited
In Wigton

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Typology Course
Location Wigton
Duration 2 Days
  • Course
  • Wigton
  • Duration:
    2 Days
Description

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Wigton
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England
Starts On request
Location
Wigton
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England

Course programme

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify, inspect and comment on key parts of the powered pole pruners
  • Prepare the powered pole pruner for work safely without risk to themselves, other people or the environment
  • Carry out daily and routine maintenance on the powered pole pruner
  • Operate the powered pole pruner safely and effectively and comfortably in accordance with the practical risk assessment
  • Operate the powered pole pruner safely without risk to themselves, other people and the environment
  • State the identified knowledge that underpins understanding of operating a powered pole pruner
  • Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site

Start Date: On demand

The assessment is divided into 2 compulsory parts:

• Part 48.1 Maintenance of the Powered pole pruner

• Unit 48.2 On-site preparation and basic pruning

Candidates must successfully achieve all Assessment Activities unless otherwise specified. (NB. Candidates who have already achieved CS30.1 will not be required to undertake part 48.1. This is indicated in the text.)

Performance Evaluation


The result of each assessment activity is evaluated against the following criteria:

4 = Meets or exceeds the assessment criteria by displaying a level of practical performance and/or underpinning knowledge, with no ‘minor’ or ‘critical’ faults. (Competent).

3 = Meets the requirements of the assessment criteria for both the practical performance and the underpinning knowledge, with some ‘minor’ faults but no ‘critical’ faults. (Competent).

2 = Does not fully satisfy the requirements of the assessment criteria, being unable to perform the practical task satisfactorily or being deficient in underpinning knowledge leading to the recording of minor faults. (Not yet competent).

1 = Does not satisfy the requirements of the assessment criteria, being unable to perform the practical task satisfactorily or safely or being deficient in underpinning knowledge leading to the recording of a critical fault. (Not yet competent).

Assessment and site requirements:

• The assessment for part 48.1 should ideally be undertaken under workshop conditions. Maintenance of the powered pole pruner can be completed at the work site, provided it can be held securely for sharpening and the assessment can be conducted effectively without compromising other site work activities.

• The candidate should be equipped with a powered pole pruner appropriate to their normal working environment in good condition.

• The candidate should be equipped with the correct tools, equipment, product and maintenance manuals appropriate to the model of the powered pole pruner to enable the powered pole pruner to be maintained and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidance.

• The candidate should be equipped with sufficient fuel and oil, appropriate to the make and model of the powered pole pruner, for the assessment for unit 48.2.

• The assessment should be undertaken on a tree(s), with sufficient side branches at a reasonably low level.

• Warning signs must be erected as appropriate to risk assessment.


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