Course Detail

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work Recommendations Online Course

31/12/2020

Online


BS3998: Online Course


Paul Smith


6 hours


Places Available


4 Modules 


Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

 

 

Course Content:

This online course comprises of 4 modules. Each module is approximately 45 minutes in length.

 

The modules are as such:

Module 1 Introduction and Overview of standard

Module 1 will take about 45 minutes including an assessment at the end.

  •              Reasons for carrying out tree works
  •              Potential consequences of pruning
  •              Natural Target Pruning: minimise damage
  •              The decision-making process (Stage 1. Instruction, Stage 2. Planning, Stage 3. Options, Stage 4. Specification, Stage 5. Control of work, Stage 6. Execution of works, and Stage 7. Follow ups)
  •              Tree work safety and planning
  •              Avoiding transmission of pests and pathogens
  •              Avoiding damage from tree work operations and site management.

 

Module 2 Scheduling Tree Works

Module 2 will take about 55 minutes including an assessment at the end.

  •              Risk control
  •              Scheduling of work affecting the soil, soil: do you understand it, do you consider it?, scheduling of pruning / phenology
  •              Past damage / past management
  •              Habitat and wildlife
  •              Timing of works, seasonal problems, phased work
  •              Veteran trees
  •              Management of the rooting environment
  •              Mulching, aeration / decompaction, removal / replacement of soil, nutrient deficiencies, other treatments and treatment of contaminated soil Module 2

 

Module 3 Pruning and Related Works

Module 3 will take about 45 minutes including an assessment at the end.

  •          Minimising the potentially undesirable effects of pruning,
  •          Deciding where and how much to prune, key principles.
  •          Pruning operations: risk management of deadwood - formative pruning - crown lifting - crown thinning - crown reduction – pollarding.
  •          Structural weaknesses and specialised practices.

 

Module 4 Tree Works Applications

Module 4 will take about 45 minutes including an assessment at the end.

  •          Applying for works to protected trees,
  •          Specifications / definitions,
  •          Conditional consent,
  •          Acceptable levels of pruning and phasing of tree works.

BS3998 Book List:

Here is the list of publications mentioned throughout the course.




Terms and Conditions for BS3998

The Arboricultural Association reserves the right to cancel courses and refund applicants.

A £30 administration charge may be applied to changes made to bookings that have been received and acknowledged.

You have a legal right to cancel the Agreement, under the Consumer Agreements Regulations 2013, during the period of 14 days after the date you receive a Confirmation Email from us. This means that during this period if you change your mind or decide for any other reason that you do not want a Course, you can advise us of your decision to cancel the Agreement and receive a refund,  provided that you have not started the course.

Please note, a FULL charge will be applied to any booking cancelled after online content has been accessed.

For all course bookings outside the UK and Europe, please email training@trees.org.uk

Module Pre-requisites:

None. Whilst not essential, it may be helpful to have a copy of BS3998 with you if possible throughout the course.

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.

For all course bookings outside the UK and Europe, please email training@trees.org.uk