Tree climber

This course is designed for arborists who need the skills to climb trees, using ropes, harnesses, and other similar fall protection equipment.

Entry Requirements:

• 18 years old.

• Medically healthy and fit.

• Complete the "Work at Height Basic Safety Training" course.

Duration: 2 days (16 hrs)

Ratio: 1/6


After completing the course, participants will have acquired the basic knowledge and skills for the following:

• Knowledge about systems and equipment designed especially for tree climbing.

• Pre-use inspection, fitting, and adjustment of the PFPE for tree climbing. The hazards and risks associated with the incorrect use of PFPE.

• Rigging techniques, knots, tree anchors, and friction hitches for tree climbing.

• Single and double rope technics for work at heights. 

• Safe movement around in the tree and use of a second safety system or work positioning equipment when required.

• Reference to Suspension Trauma and first aid protocols and the procedures to be followed.

• Rescue and Evacuation procedures.


The lesson delivers the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to enable participants to understand the hazards and risks associated with tree climbing and hazards of the incorrect use of PFPE. They will be able to choose and use the right PFPE for access and work on trees as well as to understand when a working method is safe. Also, they will be able to perform an aerial rescue operation.


Participants would have completed a theoretical test and practical assessment in order to obtain their certificate. (Valid for 3 years).

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