Treepartner Training Courses


Tree Dismantling Operations

Pre-Course Requirements:

To attend this course trainees must already hold a qualification in Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.

This course is designed to follow on from A02 and provides an overview and structure to a high-risk activity in the tree care industry. Aerial and ground worker trainees will learn new practical skills and improve their competence levels. They will have the opportunity to use the LineGrip Linescale 3 load cell which provides feedback to support end user estimations of section weight and anticipated forces in a range of rigging scenarios.

Why Treepartner Training?

  • 2:1 trainee to instructor ratio
  • Unique course focused on the latest techniques
  • Delivered by instructors with extensive and current experience
  • Incorporates findings from Rigging Research (RR668: Evaluation of current rigging and dismantling practices used in arboriculture)
  • Wide range of the latest rigging equipment available
  • Provides an opportunity to update existing climbing skills
This 5-day course will cover the following topics:
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Teamwork and supervision
  • Managing a dismantling operation
  • Assessing structural integrity of trees
  • Ascent, work positioning and rescue techniques (including the use of spikes)
  • Rigging system design
  • Estimating the weight of sections and peak forces generated
  • Strategies for dissipating energy
  • Cutting techniques using battery powered and petrol driven chainsaws
  • Winching systems

Course Fees

Price per person (5 days)



  • On completion of the training, a Treepartner Training Record of Training and Achievement (certificate) will be issued
  • Following successful completion of the training, Treepartner Training Ltd can organise the related City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Rigging (Qualification No: 0039-32)