Surveying trees, assessing risks

Crown Plaza - Ripley (CPR)
9:00AM - 5:00PM, 22 Mar 2022

Surveying Trees, Assessing Risks

Time:                  9am ‑ 5pm

CPD Value:        6 Credits

Cost:                   Member £168 + VAT | Non Member £293 + VAT
Cost includes IOSH Certification, Assessment and course workbook

This One day class is an IOSH Approved course. It will cover trees and the law, parasitic tree fungi, tree defects and Health and Safety when surveying trees and assessing risks.

A course workbook will be provided and you will undertake an assessment, moderated by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. Candidates who successfully complete the workshop will receive an IOSH certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The importance of carrying out regular Surveying Trees Assessing Risks assessments
  • Trees and the law
  • Spotting obvious tree defects
  • Zoning usage of a golf course which relates to Surveying Trees Assessing Risks frequency
  • Confidently dealing with golf club members’ tree issues
  • Understanding arboricultural works

Presented by: Ged M. Collins, Arboricultural Consultant, Global Tree Vision

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Ged M. Collins

Arboricultural Consultant Global Tree Vision

Ged began working in Arboriculture at the age of 19. He graduated from Manchester University with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and Chemistry and was part of the Dutch Elm Disease Research team.

He was Senior Arboricultural Officer at Salford City Council from 1985 until 2012. As the Senior Arboricultural Officer he supervised five Tree Surgery Teams, ensuring that all of the City Councils Tree stock was in good order and provided expert advice to the Planning Department, regarding Tree Preservation Orders and the Law. In 2012 he established Global Tree Vision Ltd, an Arboricultural Consultancy, carrying out Tree Safety Reports and specialising in training the one day, IOSH accredited, Hazard Tree Assessment Course "Surveying Trees-Assessing Risks". He is a Director of the Arboricultural Association and a member of the Ancient Tree Forum.


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