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Identifying hazardous trees is a vital part of ensuring our highways stay safe. Our training is designed to help you recognise and then report issues to an appropriate expert.

It's a one-day course with assessment that will give you the knowledge to be able to identify potential hazards on the highway network.

Highway Tree inspection is aimed at highway personnel, to enable them to inspect highway trees for obvious defects.

The finer details

This is an assessed training course.You'll receive a certificate of competence once completed.

Delivery method

Classroom and practical

Who should attend?

This course is for people who are already working in, or are looking to work in, the highway network.The course is classroom based with a practical assessment activity.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify obvious defects by visual inspection of the trees from ground level with the aid of binoculars, mallet and a probe: this may include an initial inspection by drive-by
  • Record defects and place the tree in a broad category of risk rating
  • Identify the required action upon finding a tree with an obvious defect.
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