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Duration

One day

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Group Size

Maximum of 14 learners per course

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Who should attend

Any persons employed as local authority highway inspectors, forestry, woodland or arboricultural employees, estate or park rangers, farmers and other landowners or their employees who may have a responsibility for trees in the course of their work. Additionally, this course may be useful for those who work with trees in a voluntary capacity.

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Course aims

The course aims to ensure learners are aware of legal and safety implication of hazardous trees and carrying out basic tree survey inspection.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the learners will cover the following content:

  • State the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees
  • Maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection
  • Recognise hazardous trees
  • Determine level of risk
  • Decide on an appropriate course of action
  • Collect and maintain adequate information
  • Recognize your own limitations Who is the course for?
  • Anyone required the use a pedestrian mower as part of their work. This would include novices and experienced operators who require certification or their skills updating

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • PPE
  • Risk Assessment
  • Legal Framework
  • Tree Surveys
  • Tree Inspections
  • Tree Hazard Assessment
  • Determining the scope and limits of the survey
  • Highways
  • Parks, gardens, woodland
  • Hazardous trees
  • Methodology – what to look for
  • Recording pro-formas
  • Survey/inspection exercise

Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of course assessment the learners will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.

NB: Learners must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this course.

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