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With thousands of miles of line the UK railway network is a marvel of engineering, however the network is dependant on vegetation management to keep the lines working as they should. The surveying of vegetation near railway lines is an essential part of the work to keep trains moving, this qualification allows you to demonstrate that you have what it takes to carry out this highly specialised work safely and efficiently.

The finer details

This training course will equip learners to progress to the Lantra Awards Level 3 Award in Utility Arboriculture – Surveyor qualification.

Who should attend?

Anyone employed in surveying and planning utility arboriculture works in proximity to overhead power lines or railway networks.

What will be covered?

  • To understand and comply with the current legislation applicable to tree surveys/works
  • Be able to carry out surveys in a safe and efficient manner
  • Understand required clearances
  • Be able to gain the necessary permissions required to gain desired clearances
  • Understand the associated legislation to ensure compliance
  • Write/specify work instructions
  • Identify when further controls are needed to mitigate risks
  • Identify the hazard and associated risk relating to undertaking utility surveys
  • Select the appropriate control measures to manage the risks identified
  • Be able to work safely when carrying out lone work surveys
  • Plan work efficiently
  • Understand the legislative requirements pertaining specifically to overhead power networks
  • Interpret electrical maps
  • Identify component of electrical networks.
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