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  1. 27th - 29th July NPTC 39-20 Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting course. 1 Place now available. If you're interested, please call BCA Landbased Training on 01628 827317 or email [email protected] NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (0039-20) CS30 | Course - BCA WWW.BCA.AC.UK Course Information This course covers health & safety issues and … Continued
  2. NPTC Aerial Rigging Course at BCA Landbased Training (Berkshire College of Agriculture) 13th - 15th September. Call 01628 8277317 for more information. This course is the Level 3 Award in Aerial Rigging Operations – this used to be called CS41. This is the 3-day course including assessment) designed for experienced operators and guides you through safe work positioning and safe cutting/rigging of horizontal and vertical sections; you will also be discussing peak loads in the system and how these can be minimised. BCA - NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Rigging (0039-32) CS41 WWW.BCA.AC.UK Course Information In accordance with government guidelines, we shall adhere … Continued
  3. We’re after a climber for a weeks work mon - fri days (15th - 19th February) in Gloucester. B&B is already booked if needed. Very steady job. Rail PTS preferable but TVP can be organised if you don’t have one. Good rates of pay. Please PM for details.
  4. Hi, I am looking for an opportunity to work in the tree care/arb/forestry industry. I am physically fit, hard working, reliable, responsible and keen to learn. I hold a current NPTC 201,202 & 203 (CS30/31) i'm available at short notice, ad hoc/self employed/part time/zero hours. I have my own ‘pro’ level saws, all PPE, maintenance equipment and reliable 4x4 transport. Based in Great Yarmouth if you have a requirement for a member of crew or have any questions I can be contacted on the details below. thanks Gordon Email - [email protected] Tel. 07795103772 Full CV available on request but contains years of work in the motor industry and Parts management qualifications.
  5. Hey there, first time poster on this forum. I’m a 21 year old based in Edinburgh, Scotland and looking into becoming a tree surgeon. I have experience with a saw and can run one with decent confidence but don’t have any tickets. My main question is what is the best way to go about getting qualified. I’ve looked into getting nptc and it does seem pricey. would a company usually put a new “apprentice” through there training or do they mostly look for people with previous training/ nptc certified? I would much prefer trying to get on job experience rather than doing the college route however I would consider it if it’s more likely to allow me to break in to the industry. any help here would be appreciated, cheers!
  6. Arborists/Tree Surgeons and Groundsmen in Woking Wanted Statham Trees Ltd T/as Tree Clinic Surrey are based in Woking surrey are looking for a Climber and a Groundsmen to join our team For both of the positions you will need to have the necessary qualifications. · Industry Qualifications NPTC, First Aid, Driving Licence In return we can offer Competitive rates of pay with 28 days holiday Full PPE and company uniform Further training and development plan If these either of these positions interest you please submit your current CV and covering letter to: [email protected] Or call on 01483 361123 for a informal chat.
  7. Having successfully secured several contracts, predominately in the Midlands area, we are seeking suitably qualified and experienced individuals to enhance our workforce. Applicants will be required to work at various locations throughout the country including some Weekends. Chainsaw operatives and Climbers must hold NPTC certificates. PTS (Personal Track Safety) and full Driving Licence are desirable as works are routinely within the Rail environment. Lineside Structure Maintenance Limited are based in Nottingham and have been operating for over 20 years. We are able to offer competitive rates of pay and comprehensive Training and Development. www.lineside.co.uk Please send us your CV to [email protected]
  8. We have an urgent requirement for a climber with all the relevant certs for 2 days work in Doncaster this Thursday (22nd) and Friday (23rd). The job is assisting with the reduction of a conifer hedge. Must come with all own climbing equipment and saw. Great rates paid, please contact for further details [email protected]
  9. Looking for Coss/ Site warden with PIC/SWL and good knowledge of Vegetation Clearance. PTS climbers and groundsman teams required Freelance or PAYE Works in North west and North East Contact Jason Smith 07902716671
  10. Self employed Climbers, cutters & grounds maintenance ops wanted for upcoming projects in Pembrokeshire & possibly Carmarthenshire. Pm me with day rates & tickets please. Cheers leon Ps if anyone wants some work this week & first week of January get in touch asap!
  11. Hi, can anyone point me in the direction of a training & assessment centre in south Wales that I can do a LOLER ticket. Cheers
  12. Hi, I am looking for some Arb/Forestry work experience in West Wales over August. Available for work from 7th-25th August, I am happy to work on a voluntary basis for a short period. Level 3 diploma F&A, CS30, 31, 38, 39, basic tree inspection, B+E, stumpgrinder and chipper. Own PPE and saws. All I ask for in return for cheap/free labour is a short reference as I will be starting full-time Arb work in November. Please PM me or email [email protected] Thank you, Mark Wileman
  13. Hi all, I'm confusing myself with all the new NPTC course names, of course most are self explanatory but there are some almost duplicate entries that I wouldn't mind a training provider (or student!) making a little clearer if possible. I'm about to undertake some some intensive Arb courses and want to prioritise what is the 'better' award, and what is just overkill for an entry level climber. Firstly, what does this compare to in terms of CS? It's only a level 2 award and I thought this was covered by the level 3's aerial pruning, using a chainsaw in a harness and cutting using free fall techniques > 002005 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Branch Removal and Crown Breakdown using a Chainsaw (QCF) There are two rescue courses now, is the level 3 worth the extra time money (obviously more rescue training can never be a bad thing, but in terms of employability )? > 002013 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue (QCF) > 002106 City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations (QCF) And lastly, what is this? Is it groundie rigging based or general site stuff? > 002008 City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Supporting Colleagues Undertaking Off Ground Tree Related Operations (QCF) Thanks in advance!
  14. I have just started at a new company that provide climbing inspections but some of their guys don't have CS tickets just the level 1 rope access technician qualification. What i would like to know is can we work together with our qualifications and we will be covered by the insurance to rescue each other? I've trawled the internet and couldn't find anything that was crystal. Look forward to anyones feedback! Cheers Adam
  15. Hi guys, I have just started at a new company that provide climbing inspections but some of their guys don't have CS tickets just the level 1 rope access technician qualification. What i would like to know is can we work together with our qualifications and we will be covered by the insurance to rescue each other? I've trawled the internet and couldn't find anything that was crystal. Look forward to anyones feedback! Cheers Adam
  16. Hi All, I am in need of someone who can offer a block of training in following NPTC units; NPTC Course code-2549 (aerial tree rescue operations), 2554 (chainsaw from a mewp), 2552 (rigging), first aid, 2543 (felling trees over 380) and possible refresh in new tree climbing techniques. I hold all old NPTC units (aerial rescue, chainsaw use in tee, felling) but would like to renew the units below as I haven’t climbed for a while. The problem is I will be coming from Hong Kong and would need them in a block session as soon as possible. Anywhere between Brighton and London would be good. I have emailed Scott Fraser and GMarbtrees so far. Any help would be great!! thanks
  17. Hi, Ive been looking for chainsaw training courses recently, but have been told by my employer that it must be NPTC assessed. I believe the reasoning is that NPTC use a different person than the trainer to assess, but with Lantra there is no such requirement. In the conservation sector it seems that NPTC (City & Guilds) assessment is the preferred standard, and in many cases Lantra would be rejected despite (probably) no such requirement by their insurance. (RSPB, National Trust, Wildlife Trusts etc) It seems ludicrous, If you have recently been assessed by Lantra, to have to be reassessed on exactly the same QCF criteria, to obtain the same tickets awarded by a different body. Have I missed something? I would love to hear your experience, either as an employer or experience on the job market as to what organizations are requesting or accepting. Many thanks
  18. Due to a very late cancellation a place has become available on a Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-Cutting & Felling Small Trees course running w/c 1st June 2015 near Woodbridge. This is a Lantra training course with NPTC Assessment, cost is £795 which includes NPTC Candidate Registration & Assessment. Please ring Jane on 07899685472 or email [email protected]
  19. Afternoon all, We are running a UA1 course on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Great introductory course if you are thinking of working in Arb alongside the utility networks. We will also be running a 0020-12 (Old CS30/CS31) course in the week commencing the 11th May. We also have coming up, 0020-13 (Old CS38) the following week, the 18th May. We are also running a Cs32 and chipper course in May also. If you are interested in any of these please get in touch with Wildtrackers!!
  20. Hi all, In the process of getting my first truck sign written, and so have asked city and guilds if I had permission to use their logo etc etc, sent off a photograph of my certificates etc. They reply saying thank you for wishing to acknowledge your achievement and attached a 'city and guilds level 2 qualified' logo. Is this as I only have up to my cs39 at the mo? I'm not cheeky enough nor do I wish to go against the rules and simply use the standard NPTC Qualified stickers that you see around, but would a potential customer look at the fact that I was 'level 2 qualified' and wander to themselves why I wasn't qualified higher or anything? What are your thoughts? Cheers, Ben.
  21. Probably explored countless times in the past however what are the opinions on the credibility of Lantra versus the basic NPTC's i.e. 30/31, 38/39 etc. The reason I ask is that the equivalent Lantra course are a whole lot cheaper at the training providers near me however I have been told to get NPTC's as they are considered more credible than Lantra. Is it worth doing Lantra over NPTC given the opportunity or vice versa?
  22. Special Branch Tree & Hedge Surgery Ltd is busy. We are recruiting a full time, permanent Climber Arborist with immediate start and quick progression to Chargehand for the right person. You must have all the usual tickets and experience (including a driving licence), although we will help you with the NPTC qualifications if you have the right attitude/experience. If you have what it takes to work hard, work sensibly and help build a future for you and the company then send us your CV or call for a chat and a job description. 01334 467929, [email protected], Special Branch Tree & Hedge Surgery Ltd - Home.
  23. Hi Im looking for work as a climber. I have recently got NPTC cs30/31/38/39 I have no climbing experience as I have been in the construction industry for 10 years,now looking for a change of career. I am hardworking and a quick learner. I have a full UK driving license and transport I am based in cannock staffordshire. Thanks Kev
  24. Any NPTC brushcutter assessors out there? In desperate need of one in the Andover area to assess my guys! Give me a call - Tony Darbyshire 07729 498035
  25. Any NPTC brushcutter assessors out there? Desperate for a local person to assess my guys in the Andover area!! Come out of the woodwork and give me a call! Tony Darbyshire 07729 498035


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