AA Registered Consultants
For any consultant, applying to be part of the Arboricultural Association’s Registered Consultancy (AARC) scheme is both a commitment and an achievement: the scheme is recognised throughout the industry and beyond as being at the top of the profession.
In order to become an AARC, individuals must first reach the prerequisite level in qualifications and study and also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding and working knowledge of arboriculture and how it is applied practically in a variety of situations. The awarding of AARC status to an industry professional – whether a consultant or, for example, a tree officer – is made following a rigorous assessment process: all applicants must meet the required business and professional standards.
Become an AA Registered Consultant
What’s an AA Registered Consultant
ARB Approved Contractors
Nearly 40 years ago the AA established its Approved Contractor scheme to set the standard for tree work – an industry not regulated by government but one that cares for the largest living organisms on the planet in some of the most hostile growing environments.
In 2012 the scheme attained ISO 9001 (UKAS) accreditation in recognition of its quality management systems and is now a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement forum, the ‘umbrella’ organisation for recognised health & safety schemes in the UK.) This brings further acceptance and credibility to its scheme members as the national standard for arboricultural contracting businesses.
The ARB Approved Contractor scheme offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. ARB Approved Contractor is also of benefit in the domestic sector as a quality mark assuring the client of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently.
Become an ARB Approved Contractor
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor
Help for Arborists