Special Courses

Treevolution
(1) Manager, Supervisor & Foreman (Arboriculture)

A course for persons involved in managing and supervising treework teams (maximum eight persons per course).

Details:

  • Health & Safety legislation.
  • Codes of Practice and industry Safety Guides.
  • Risk Assessment for commercial arboriculture.
  • Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment (LOLER).
  • Safe systems and methods of work.
  • Appraisal of tree climbing and rigging techniques.

Assessment:

NPTC Assessment in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment (please refer to Assessments information).

Length:

Five days (for a maximum of eight persons).

Treevolution Code:

MSF.

Dates & Location:

 

Stockwell, London
Upon application.

 

Beddgelert, N. Wales
Upon application.

Price:

Upon application

(2) Basic Tree Surgery

A combined course for new entrants into practical arboriculture, covering all aspects of three separate courses - Basic Chainsaw Techniques (BCT), Basic Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue (BTC) and Use of Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness (CRH).

Details:

For detailed syllabus, please refer to the following three separate courses: -

Basic Chainsaw Techniques

Basic Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue

Use of Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness

Assessment:

NPTC Assessment Units CS30, 31, 38, 39.

Length:

Three consecutive weeks.

Treevolution Code:

BTS.

Dates & Location:

 

Croydon, London
Upon application.

 

Beddgelert, N. Wales
Upon application

Price:

Upon application

(3) Basic Tree Access & Descent

An initial course for people inexperienced in tree access methods who wish to carry out inspections, wildlife monitoring and/or botanical research etc.

Details:

  • Health & Safety regulations.
  • Safety guidelines.
  • Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Risk Assessment.
  • Ascent, descent and limited lateral movement within the tree crown.
  • Duties of a competent groundman.
  • Basic aerial rescue techniques.

Assessment:

Not applicable.

Length:

Two to three days.

Course Code:

BTA.

Dates & Location:

Upon application.

Price:

Upon application.

(4) New course venue in Spain!

From October 2005, Treevolution courses will also be available in Spain, run in conjunction with our Spanish associate Jochum Bax at a site near Tarragona.

All courses will be supported by LANTRA, NPTC and Treevolution Records of Training and Achievement.

The only differences between these and the UK courses will be: -

  • Location (by the beach!)
  • Weather!
  • Atmosphere!
  • Culture!
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