Experienced Operator Powered Pole Pruners


Powered pole pruners are powerful and dangerous tools, therefore it is essential when using them that you have total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so avoiding any accidents.

Our Experienced Operator Powered Pole Pruners attendance course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a powered pole pruner but also aware of the latest and relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.


Who is it for?

Our one day attendance course for the more experienced user of Powered Pole Pruners is available to you if you work in the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, and landscaping or grounds maintenance industries, and will provide you with the opportunity to update and practice your skills and gain certification.

This course is physical so you must be fit and able to carry out the tasks required in the course programme.

We will also require evidence of your experience.

What will you get from it?

  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required.
  • Report on its condition and locate standard marks.
  • Identify health and safety features required on a pruning saw.
  • Identify faults and defects on a pruning saw and equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention.
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instruction book and/or the course workbook.
  • Prepare the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
  • Start the pruning saw for use with the correct fuel/oil mix and saw chain lubrication.
  • Carry out pre-cutting safety tests and state the procedures if the pruner fails these tests.
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operation tasks.
  • Assess and explain the terms ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ in timber.
  • Adopt safe procedures to remove a trapped guide bar.
  • Use correct pruning methods.
  • Clear the pruned branches in a safe manner.
  • Organise site safety and state the procedures required.

Course sessions:

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety and health features of a pruning saw
  • Maintenance of pruning saw
  • Fuelling and starting a pruning saw and performing pre-cutting checks
  • Adjusting the engine
  • Pruning
  • Clearing the site and pruning saw checks

For further information, availability and pricing please contact us.


1 day LANTRA Course No. CLMC56R

Novice Course Available

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