• Scott Fraser Training

    Scott Fraser Training provide ground based chainsaw training courses, tree climbing courses and LOLER inspection courses amongst many more - all from our City & Guilds Approved Assessment Centre in Kent.

  • All on one site

    We provide a personal, flexible approach to your chainsaw training and machinery training requirements - whether you are a novice starting your career, developing skills or refreshing existing ones.

  • City & Guilds NPTC Assessment Centre

    Scott Fraser Training is a City & Guilds NPTC Assessment Centre - we meet their strict Quality Assurance requirements. Book your ground based or aerial based chainsaw assessment, climbing assessment or LOLER inspection course here.

  • January 2021 update

    We remain open as usual. We have followed advice and guidance from the Awarding Bodies that we work with and adhere to government guidance and rules. Training is an integral part of work and is required in order for forestry and arboricultural work to be undertaken safely. Therefore is it permitted.

  • ISO9001


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    Chainsaw Ground Based

    We offer a range of chainsaw courses from basic chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting to felling and advanced windblown trees.

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    Aerial Tree Work

    We offer a range of aerial courses including aerial tree cutting courses, aerial tree pruning, aerial tree rigging, tree climbing courses & aerial rescue.

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  • Machinery


    We offer a range of brush cutter courses, firewood processor courses, brushwood chipper courses and stump grinding operations.

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    Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), a thorough examination of Arboricultural lifting equipment training.

    This is aimed at those people who would like to inspect lifting equipment in the arboricultural industry. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998 require that all lifting equipment is subject to regular thorough examinations by a competent person.


    • Relevant legislation and terminology
    • inspect a range of arboricultural lifting equipment
    • recognise faults/ defects in equipment competently
    • know various loads and limits involved with arboricultural rigging equipment 

    This is a 4 day course, followed by an oral and practical assessment.

    There is a lot of theory for this course - the content is split between looking at and exploring relevant rules, regulations and legislation and examining kit.

    It is suitable for people with substantial industry experieince and up to date knowledge of climbing techniques and equipment.

    We recommend attendees have an excellent knowledge of a variety of equipment, have practical experience of using the equipment and have the following qualifications:

    Chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and felling

    Tree climbing and aerial rescue

    Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness

    Aerial rigging

    SRWP / SRT knowledge / qualification is useful


    Training should be refreshed every 3-5 years.


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If you need more information about any of our courses please get in touch!

Benefits of professional tree surgery, chainsaw training and assessments with Scott Fraser Training

  • Latest techniques and information available to you
  • An independent training centre
  • Flexibility - we match to your training requirements
  • Build a safety culture into efficient and productive everyday practice
  • High quality, professional instructors and assessors 
  • Compliance or entry to Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Scheme
  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Training is a legal requirement
  • High success rate accross range of City & Guilds Assessments
  • ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certified

NPTC City and Guilds and Lantra approved

ISO certified


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