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Basic Tree Inspection

To enable course members to : 
State the legal and safety implications of hazardous trees
Maintain your own health and safety while carrying out Basic Tree Survey and Inspection
Recognize hazardous trees
Determine level of risk
Decide on an appropriate course of action
Collect and maintain adequate information
Recognize your own limitations

This one-day course aims to provide specific tree survey and inspection training at a basic level for contractors, highway engineers, tree wardens, grounds maintenance staff, rangers and other persons of a non-arboricultural background or with limited arboricultural knowledge, to allow them to identify obvious defects from ground level and then to report their finding to a line manager.

Who is the Course For?
Any persons employed as local authority highway inspectors, forestry, woodland or arboricultural employees, estate or park rangers, farmers and other landowners or their employees who may have a responsibility for trees in the course of their work. Additionally, this course may be useful for those who work with trees in a voluntary capacity.

Pre-requisites There are no pre-requisites.

Duration/Format 1 day

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:14 Min: 2

Course Content
Risk Assessment
Legal Framework
Tree Surveys
Tree Inspections
Tree Hazard Assessment
Determining the scope and limits of the survey
Parks, gardens, woodland
Hazardous trees
Methodology – what to look for
Recording pro-formas
Survey / inspection exercise 

Thorough Inspection of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment

This course will run at Tunbridge Wells, Maidstone or Walton on Thames depending on the whereabouts of the candidates. The trainer is Scott Fraser. Assessment will be independednt and will be set up for soon after the course. No pre-requisite is necessary but it is recommended that participants have 5 years climbing experience, or in-depth knowledge of the equipment that they are testing, in order to absorb the information given on the course, and satisfactorily complete the course and assessment.

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PAT Testing

Competent Person Course
Price - £165 + VAT

Faversham, Kent - 18th February
Brighton, E Sussex - 25th February
Winchester, Hants - 1st March

Course Description
This is a one day PAT testing course designed to equip you with the necessary practical skills and knowledge to carry out the inspection and testing to meet the legal requirements in your workplace. The course is based on the IEE Code of Practice and is made as practical as possible with the emphasis on hands on learning. Delegates will receive a certificate of competence upon completion of a short test.

1 day

The two day C&G course is also available, please contact us for more information

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Introduction to Supervision

A one-day introductory course aimed at those employees recently appointed to the role and with no formal training in supervision. (This course would also be appropriate for those who may, in the future, move on to a supervisory position, and those with experience looking to update their skills).

To give a general introduction to supervision; outlining the key responsibilities of the role and identifying the skills and personal attributes needed to perform the job well.

To enable course members: 
To outline the components of the Supervisor's job
To discuss techniques for effective team management
To develop confidence in dealing with difficult people and situations
To practice problem solving and decision making

Pre-requisites There are no pre-requisites.

Duration/Format 1 day

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
Max: 1:10 Min: 4

Course Content
The role of the supervisor as team leader
Team building and motivation
How to communicate effectively with team members, colleagues and managers
How to set standards for performance
Planning and organising work to meet deadlines
Ensuring the quality of work meets customer expectations
How to deal with poor performance
How to develop confidence and assertiveness

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