This training will help you to recognise hazardous trees as part of your other duties and then report it to an appropriate person. You are not expected to have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, legislation or any other specific arboricultural specialism. Carrying out a detailed tree inspection to determine its condition must be done by a trained and competent individual. Specialist equipment may be needed as well as knowledge of, and competence in, biomechanics, pathology and legislation.
Although this training
course is mostly classroom based, trainees will be expected to be able to look
at a range of trees outside to develop some of the ideas discussed in the
classroom. Individuals with mobility problems or any medical condition that
could impair their own health and safety must report to the instructor prior to
starting the course. Please wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions as some of this course will be spent outside and bring your own lunch.
- 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.
- Recognise your own limitations.
- Health and safety
- Risk assessment
- Legal framework
- Collecting the information
- The limits and scope of the surveys
- Hazardous trees