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Identifying hazardous trees is a vital part of a number of jobs, from park rangers to estate workers.

Our training is designed to help you recognise and then report issues to an appropriate expert.

It's a basic one-day course to give you the knowledge to be able to identify potential hazards.

The finer details

This is a training course only - a certificate of attendance will be issued.

We'll guide you through the process with a balanced mix of theory and practice.

You'll learn the relevant health and safety issues, as well as key legislation and risk assessments.

A practical session identifying hazardous trees will also form part of the course.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety
  • Risk assessment
  • Legal framework
  • Collecting the information
  • The limits and scope of the surveys
  • Hazardous trees
  • Exercises
  • Conclusion.

Worth noting: Although our course is mostly classroom-based, you'll be expected to be able to look at a range of trees outside.

If you have mobility problems or a medical condition that could have an impact on your health and safety, please let us know prior to the course.

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection (Remote)

Delivery method

Training (Only)

Who should attend?

This course is targeted at those who may have a responsibility for trees in the course of their work.

Examples would include:

  • Local Authority Highway Inspectors
  • Forest and Woodland managers
  • Park Rangers
  • Farmers and Landowners.

Additionally, this course may be useful for those who work with trees in a voluntary capacity

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • State the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees

  • Maintain your own health and safety while carrying out a 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.

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