One day

Group Size

Maximum of 14 learners per course

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.

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.