Wooden Poles play a key role within the ropes course industry

Due to their limited lifespan and exposure to external elements, wooden poles require a comprehensive inspection. Being familiar with wooden poles, the specifications, treatments, maintenance, durability and structure of them is an essential part of being a Pole Inspector.

This informative and hands-on course has been designed by Capstone and co-written by David Borrie. David is one of the UK's leading experts on wooden poles having worked in the utility sector and been part of the team who wrote EN 14229:2010 Structural timber. Wood poles for overhead lines.

This course is ideal for anyone wishing to further their knowledge and understanding of wooden poles.

If you are an operator of a pole-based course, work within construction of the industry and/or want to further your inspection qualifications to become a Type C Inspector, you will find this practical, hands-on course both informative and invaluable. It also fulfils the pre-requisite for the Type C ERCA Inspector Training Programme.

The course covers but is not limited to:

  • Inspection methods
  • Pole specification
  • Pole species
  • Structure and properties of wood
  • Durability of wood
  • Wood preservation
  • Wood degradation
  • Wood decay
  • Reporting and recording
  • Discard criteria of wooden poles
  • Treatment of poles
  • Maintenance of pole
  • Repair of poles

Course Summary:
Length: 3 Days
Where: Burnbake Ropes Course
Cost: £400 plus VAT
Min No: in order for the course to run a minimum of 4 participants will be required (max is 8)
Requirements: Minimum age is 18 and you must have practical knowledge of working at height.

All participants will be given the opportunity to join a network of ‘Wooden Pole Inspectors’.

Course dates:

23rd to 25th September 2019 - at Burnbake Ropes Course, Dorset

To find out more, enquire or book a place on the training course please contact ops@capstone-inspections.com.