Lantra Awards Technical Award in Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

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Summary / introduction: 
Our basic one day Tree Inspection Training Course provides learners with the knowledge to be able to identify a hazardous tree, determine the level of risk and then decide on an appropriate course of action.
Target audience: 

Our course is aimed at a wide group of people, for example you could be employed as a local authority highway inspector, or work in the forestry, woodland or arboricultural field. You could be a park ranger, or work on an estate, it may be that you are a farmer or other type of landowner; it could be that you are an employee who has the responsibility for trees in the course of their work. Additionally our course could be useful if you work with trees in a voluntary capacity.


This training is designed only to help learners recognise hazardous trees as part of your other duties and then report what has been seen to an appropriate person. It is not expected that learners will have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, legislation or any other specific arboricultural specialism. The job of carrying out a detailed tree inspection to determine its condition must be done by someone trained and competent to do so. 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.

Product objectives: 
  • 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.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal framework
  • Collecting the information
  • The limits and scope of the surveys
  • Hazardous trees
  • Exercises
  • Conclusion
Course / product type: 
Training Course
Assessment type: 
Training Only
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
1 Day
Min number of learners: 
Max number of learners: 
Working with Trees / Chainsaws
Tree Identification and Inspection