Treepartner Training Courses


Safe Working on Steep and Unstable Surfaces

This ‘stand-alone’ course aims to equip trainees with the necessary skills to access a range of steep surfaces safely and efficiently. Examples of this type of environment include vegetation research, rhododendron management, grass cutting, scrub clearance and tree felling.

Why Treepartner Training?

  • 2:1 trainee to instructor ratio
  • Delivered by instructors with extensive and current experience
  • Tailored to individuals or groups
  • Can incorporate a wide variety of surface types
  • Uses a wide range of the latest equipment
  • One day dedicated to rescue techniques
  • Addresses the demands of Work at Height Regulations, including working with two independent fall protection systems
  • Can incorporate the management and use of a range of cutting tools including: handsaws, loppers, extendable hand tools, battery powered/petrol driven chainsaws, trimmers, and brushcutters (depending on trainees pre-existing competencies)
This 3-day course will cover the following topics:
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Managing steep ground operations
  • Site zonation
  • Communication
  • Climbing system selection, inspection, and system design
  • Establishing suitable anchors including implementation of suitable edge protection solutions
  • Set up and operation of a range of lowerable descent/ascent and work positioning systems
  • Rescue techniques including lift, lower and pick-off techniques
  • Working with tools on steep ground

Course Fees

Price per person (3 days)



  • Following successful completion of the training, a Treepartner Training Record of Training and Achievement (certificate) will be issued.