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New Courses for 2018

Last Updated:  21/12/2017

The Association’s 2018 training calendar is now live. Alongside some of the regular courses, 2018 will see some new additions to the programme including training on aerial inspections, bats, single rope technique (SRT) and rigging. Keep an eye on our Training section of the website for the latest courses.

Aerial Inspections: a Guide to Good Practice

To assist arborists who wish to undertake formal aerial inspections, the Association has developed a new guidance note, and 2018 will also see a new course added to the training programme. Utilising an arborist’s existing knowledge and skills, this course and guidance note provide a clear and easy-to-follow methodology for aerial inspections.

They set out a structured framework which can form the basis of a robust inspection and provide comfort when decisions may be subject to scrutiny in a subsequent insurance claim or even by a court of law.

Price: £145+VAT for members and £210+VAT for non-members. This includes a copy of Guidance Note 11: Aerial Inspections: A Guide to Good Practice.

Bats and Arboriculture: an Introduction for Arborists

This one-day course will involve a mix of classroom and practical exercises designed to enable professional arboriculturists to undertake a pre-work bat assessment of trees.

It will provide participants with the knowledge and experience to undertake scoping and secondary inspections for bats in the context of tree works, in line with the Association’s Guidance Note 1 and British Standard 8596: Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Price: £145+VAT for members and £210+VAT for non-members.

SRT and Rigging Workshops

Building on the success of previous events, we plan to offer these workshops in collaboration with our local branches.

Locations and prices are yet to be confirmed; keep an eye open for further details.

Arboricultural Clerk of Works

We are also exploring the development of a new course to assist arborists supervising tree management on development sites. Its working title is ‘Arboricultural Clerk of Works’.

We are working with colleagues in the ecology sector to share existing good practice and set out arb-specific guidance for arboriculturists.

For more information on any of our courses, or to make a booking, visit our Training and Events section