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Risk Assessment for Commercial Arb


The Malthouse, Gloucestershire


Paul Smith

6 hours

Fully Booked

1 day (9:00 - 16:00 approximately) 

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

To enable course members to:

State the role and responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAW) and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW)

Understand the concept of Hazard and Risk Assessment

Analyse work operations, identify hazards and risks and evaluate the need for a formal risk assessment

Demonstrate an ability to complete generic and pro-forma risk assessment sheets

Understand the need for revision and maintenance of existing assessments.


Who is the Course for?

This course is for anyone who is required to manage or supervise arboricultural work operations and for operators required to comply with provided risk assessments.


This course entitles you to CEU's see this link 

Course Content:


Background to Health and Safety legislation

Principles of Risk Assessment

Introduction to the Arboricultural Association’s risk assessment package and materials

Generic and site-specific pro-formas

Risk assessment exercise

Completing pro-forma risk assessments

Roles and responsibilities

Monitoring and review


Publications included in package

Arboricultural Association ring binder, plus CD, containing all printed materials and Generic and Site-specific risk assessment pro-formas

Resource Disk

Copy of ‘A Guide to Good Climbing Practice’/'Guide to the use of MEWPS in Arboriculture

Arboricultural Association information leaflets



Arboricultural Association attendance certificate


Refreshments and lunch are provided

Module Pre-requisites:


Terms of Cancellation or Amendments to details

  • We reserve the right to cancel courses and refund applicants if there is insufficient demand.
  • A FULL charge will be applied to any booking cancelled less than 10 working days before the event.
  • A £30 administration charge may be applied to changes made to bookings that have been received and acknowledged.

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