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Utility Arboriculture is a highly skilled and demanding area of work. The hazards and risks of working with chainsaws in the vicinity of power lines mean that a high level of training is required for workers to remain safe. Our training will give you the skills and knowledge to begin work in this sector.

The finer details

This training course is a mixture of theory and practical components. It is for those wishing to do vegetation management in the vicinity of overhead power lines. It will enable you to pass the nationally recognised regulated qualification.

Delivery method


Who should attend?

This training is for all those engaged in conducting vegetation management work in proximity to overhead powerlines.

What will be covered?

By the end of this training you will have covered:

  • Identifying trees and their characteristics in relation to overhead power lines
  • Tree health and biosecurity
  • Inspection, maintenance and use of insulated rods
  • Rope-assisted felling in proximity to overhead power lines
  • Working from rope and harness in proximity to overhead power lines
  • Working from a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) in proximity to overhead power lines. 
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