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Utility Arboriculture Surveyor

Who is this for?

This course will provide the attendee with the knowledge and understanding required to be a Surveyor in the utility arboricultural sector.

This training course is for all those required to undertake the surveying and inspection of trees in proximity to overhead powerlines or railway lines. It supports the regulated qualification, which is the licence to practice for anyone undertaking work of this nature.

*You must be over 18 to attend this course, due to the constraints of the awarding body.


3 days Training with an additional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 6 per course


This is normally completed at our site locally to Builth Wells.
If you have enough people for a full course, we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).


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  • Risk assessment, hazards, risks, controls, emergency planning and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Risk Zones recap – Proximity zones, vicinity zones, live zones
  • Identify common species of tree and fungus
  • Know the associated growth rates and the typical timber characteristics of differing species
  • Understand work methods for all tree categories
  • Basic hazard recognition – identify dangerous trees through understanding pests, diseases and the bio mechanics of trees, and how they function as living organisms
  • Carry out line survey & record results
  • Complete a site specific risk assessment
  • Complete a method statement
  • Understand health & safety legislation
  • Understand environmental legislation
  • Understand electricity supply regulations & guidelines
  • To be able to work safely

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Utility Arboriculture Surveyor

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