AERIAL BAT INSPECTION TECHNIQUES
This course is only open to individuals with an existing Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue qualification (City and Guilds NPTC Level 2: CS38) and existing Public Liabilities Insurance.
Although we will teach you how to carry out an aerial
tree inspection, we will not cover how to actually climb. What you will get the chance to do is to practice your climbing on mature oak trees with numerous Potential Roost Features in them.
This will allow you opportunity to improve your climbing skills and exchange knowledge with other professional climbing ecologists
This is a one-day course that forms an extension to the Surveying Trees for Bats course.
An exclusively practical course, we will cover the methods of carrying out Aerial Tree Assessments, including practical considerations and useful techniques.
During this course, you will have the opportunity to test your climbing skills in a controlled pressure-free environment as well as getting to inspect and endoscope known roosts and high potential PRF's.
Who is this for?
Ecological consultants, Ecologists, Conservationists, Arborists, any tree climbers who regularly have to assess trees for possible bat roosts.
Level / Prior Knowledge
CS38 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue qualification is essential.
Valid Public Liabilities insurance that covers tree climbing to at least 15 metres height.
Intermediate: a good knowledge of bats and their ecology will be assumed. Attendees should have some experience of surveying bats in the UK. A valid bat license is not a pre-requisite. However, without a survey licence individuals will not be able to use endoscopes on their own after the course.
Refreshments and Accommodation
Meals will not be included. However, refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the course.
Accomodation is not provided but a list of suitable accomodation will be provided on booking
£95 per person (10% discount for students and non-professionals)