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  1. Industry Code of Practice Consultation Update The Arboricultural Association has issued an update following industry feedback on the draft ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture (Tree Work at Height)’. Thank you to over 170 professionals who took the time to review and provide detailed feedback on the draft Industry Code of Practice (ICoP) consultation which closed on Friday 17th January. The revision of the ICoP will continue, utilising feedback from the comprehensive consultation process; however it has now been agreed with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that Arboriculture should take a different approach to other Work At Height industries, because trees are three dimensional, organic structures, which require a variety of different climbing techniques and systems to achieve safe, efficient working. The new definition of what is required for Arboriculture now references “Personal Fall Protection Systems” (PFPS) and essentially states that a Personal Fall Protection System must be used at all times for tree work, (i.e.: your primary system for working in the tree, whether that is SRT or DRT) and a secondary backup must also be used in case of failure of the primary system. This is regardless of whether an Arborist is ascending, descending or moving around the tree and can be a combination of systems. There will be certain circumstances where it will be acceptable to omit the backup for short duration tasks. These will be detailed in the forthcoming ‘Technical Guide 1: Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue’, designed to replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401/402’. Until detailed guidance becomes available the Association recommends climbers continue to climb following current safe practice, using 2 lines wherever practicable; but without trialling techniques and equipment which are unproven. The safety of our workforce should remain everybody’s priority. We envisage the revised ICoP being published in April 2020, to be followed by the draft Technical Guide 1 which, after a further consultation process, will be published in the summer. The Arboricultural Association will keep the industry and all stakeholders informed throughout the coming months.
  2. Industry Code of Practice Consultation Update The Arboricultural Association has issued an update following industry feedback on the draft ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture (Tree Work at Height)’. Thank you to over 170 professionals who took the time to review and provide detailed feedback on the draft Industry Code of Practice (ICoP) consultation which closed on Friday 17th January. The revision of the ICoP will continue, utilising feedback from the comprehensive consultation process; however it has now been agreed with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that Arboriculture should take a different approach to other Work At Height industries, because trees are three dimensional, organic structures, which require a variety of different climbing techniques and systems to achieve safe, efficient working. The new definition of what is required for Arboriculture now references “Personal Fall Protection Systems” (PFPS) and essentially states that a Personal Fall Protection System must be used at all times for tree work, (i.e.: your primary system for working in the tree, whether that is SRT or DRT) and a secondary backup must also be used in case of failure of the primary system. This is regardless of whether an Arborist is ascending, descending or moving around the tree and can be a combination of systems. There will be certain circumstances where it will be acceptable to omit the backup for short duration tasks. These will be detailed in the forthcoming ‘Technical Guide 1: Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue’, designed to replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401/402’. Until detailed guidance becomes available the Association recommends climbers continue to climb following current safe practice, using 2 lines wherever practicable; but without trialling techniques and equipment which are unproven. The safety of our workforce should remain everybody’s priority. We envisage the revised ICoP being published in April 2020, to be followed by the draft Technical Guide 1 which, after a further consultation process, will be published in the summer. The Arboricultural Association will keep the industry and all stakeholders informed throughout the coming months.
  3. Basic Tree Inspection Course 12th February - Staffordshire Looking to take your first steps into Arboriculture? Then attend this one-day Lantra Awards accredited course, for those who want to obtain the skills and know-how that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards. Book Here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=CE31FACB-3C09-46CF-9EA6-C9D592CB057D View other dates and locations here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events
  4. Basic Tree Inspection Course 12th February - Staffordshire Looking to take your first steps into Arboriculture? Then attend this one-day Lantra Awards accredited course, for those who want to obtain the skills and know-how that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards. Book Here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events/Course-Detail?id=CE31FACB-3C09-46CF-9EA6-C9D592CB057D View other dates and locations here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events
  5. Preston link: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  6. Hi Carl, I accidently included the wrong link, below is the Preston event. Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  7. ArbAC Preparation Workshop ARB Approved Contractor is the only comprehensive accreditation scheme for professional tree surgery businesses in the United Kingdom. Allowing you to show to customers that you work to strict standards giving them confidence in your services. These regional events are open to all Contractors with an interest in the ARB Approved Contractor Scheme (attendees will also qualify for a 25% discount on the initial assessment fee if they choose to proceed) The Prep Workshops will allow you learn and understand the requirements to become Arb Approved, ask questions to the scheme leader and assessors, develop contacts that can help you through the process, and allow you to identify potential issues preventing your business from becoming arb approved. Upcoming Workshops: 09/03/2020 - Preston, Lancashire https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=15ED9464-116E-42E4-AE64-5456420333DD 25/03/2020 - Enfield, London https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=15ED9464-116E-42E4-AE64-5456420333DD
  8. ArbAC Preparation Workshop ARB Approved Contractor is the only comprehensive accreditation scheme for professional tree surgery businesses in the United Kingdom. Allowing you to show to customers that you work to strict standards giving them confidence in your services. These regional events are open to all Contractors with an interest in the ARB Approved Contractor Scheme (attendees will also qualify for a 25% discount on the initial assessment fee if they choose to proceed) The Prep Workshops will allow you learn and understand the requirements to become Arb Approved, ask questions to the scheme leader and assessors, develop contacts that can help you through the process, and allow you to identify potential issues preventing your business from becoming arb approved. Upcoming Workshops: 09/03/2020 - Preston, Lancashire https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=15ED9464-116E-42E4-AE64-5456420333DD 25/03/2020 - Enfield, London https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=15ED9464-116E-42E4-AE64-5456420333DD
  9. Getting To Grips With Subsidence - 19th February in Staffordshire! A specialised one-day course for Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants, Contractors and other arboricultural professionals who may be required to manage subsidence cases, as well as give well-informed advice. Book a place here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=6D09DAC8-199E-48D1-A01B-9C0CFFBB3212 Can't make this one, check out our other training dates: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events
  10. Getting To Grips With Subsidence - 19th February in Staffordshire! A specialised one-day course for Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants, Contractors and other arboricultural professionals who may be required to manage subsidence cases, as well as give well-informed advice. Book a place here: https://www.trees.org.uk/Course-Detail?id=6D09DAC8-199E-48D1-A01B-9C0CFFBB3212 Can't make this one, check out our other training dates: https://www.trees.org.uk/Training-And-Events
  11. SCOTTISH BRANCH WINTER SEMINAR & AGM – FREE! The Scottish Branch is pleased to announce it Winter Seminar and AGM. It will take place at the Camperdown Park, Dundee. This appropriate setting is easily accessed and provides many mature specimen trees for use to take in during our guided walk. The walk will follow two great speakers in the morning; Paul Muir and Duncan Slater. Camperdown has been specifically chosen because it was the base for Eric Hamilton during his long tenure at Dundee City Council. We will be planting a tree to honour Eric’s memory and hope you can join us in doing so. The event is free of charge and all members and non-members are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, however, so please register your attendance in advance, no later than Monday 20th January 2020 please. 25th January – Dundee BOOK NOW: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  12. SOUTH EAST BRANCH 2019 WINTER LECTURES AND AGM This is a not to be missed event with two fantastic speakers, Tony Kirkham MBE VMH and Reg Harris Tech Cert ArborA, AIEMA. Our famous raffle also returns, and half-time refreshments will be provided. If you would like to get more involved with your local branch defiantly book a place! 29th January – Titsey Hill, Surry BOOK NOW: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  13. SOUTH EAST BRANCH 2019 WINTER LECTURES AND AGM This is a not to be missed event with two fantastic speakers, Tony Kirkham MBE VMH and Reg Harris Tech Cert ArborA, AIEMA. Our famous raffle also returns, and half-time refreshments will be provided. If you would like to get more involved with your local branch defiantly book a place! 29th January – Titsey Hill, Surry BOOK NOW: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  14. SCOTTISH BRANCH WINTER SEMINAR & AGM – FREE! The Scottish Branch is pleased to announce it Winter Seminar and AGM. It will take place at the Camperdown Park, Dundee. This appropriate setting is easily accessed and provides many mature specimen trees for use to take in during our guided walk. The walk will follow two great speakers in the morning; Paul Muir and Duncan Slater. Camperdown has been specifically chosen because it was the base for Eric Hamilton during his long tenure at Dundee City Council. We will be planting a tree to honour Eric’s memory and hope you can join us in doing so. The event is free of charge and all members and non-members are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, however, so please register your attendance in advance, no later than Monday 20th January 2020 please. 25th January – Dundee BOOK NOW: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  15. Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture - Public Consultation (ICOP) Please be aware the closing date for this survey is 17th January 2020 Please spare 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey below: Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture - Public Consultation Survey SURVEYMONKEY.CO.UK Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. For more information, visit our website: Arboricultural Association - Draft for Consultation: ICoP – Tree Work at Height WWW.TREES.ORG.UK <h2 class= dblue bold >Revised Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height</h2> <h1 class= blue bold display ><span class= blue display >INDUSTRY...
  16. Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture - Public Consultation (ICOP) Please be aware the closing date for this survey is 17th January 2020 Please spare 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey below: Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture - Public Consultation Survey SURVEYMONKEY.CO.UK Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. For more information, visit our website: Arboricultural Association - Draft for Consultation: ICoP – Tree Work at Height WWW.TREES.ORG.UK <h2 class= dblue bold >Revised Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height</h2> <h1 class= blue bold display ><span class= blue display >INDUSTRY...
  17. Have your say on the future of arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape apprenticeships! The Insitute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England. The review will recommend changes to our existing apprenticeships and set the priorities for apprenticeships in our industries going forward. A consultation supporting this review is now open until 4 December. Visit here to take part in the consultation: Cognito Forms WWW.COGNITOFORMS.COM More information here: Cognito Forms BIT.LY
  18. Have you checked the Arb Association Book store? 😁 Black Friday sale ends 2nd Dec! Arboricultural Association - Book Shop WWW.TREES.ORG.UK A source of publications, guidance notes and leaflets for arboriculturists. Competitively priced available to members and non-members.
  19. Hi Watrevir, Jack from the Arb Association here. I can't speak for the Land Skills course but our Intermediate course sole purpose is to be a stepping stone and bridge the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses. To add there will be 2 tutors at our intermediate course allowing for 1 to 1 support to all the attendees to ensure they are ready for the PTI. We also include a Visual Tree Assessment walk (VTA) which we don't believe is offered by Land Skills. Finally, the tutor is a highly qualified Arboricultural Consultant who is also the PTI tutor which will be very helpful when you progress to the PTI. If you have any more question feel free to ask or you can give our training team a call on 01242 522152. Just connect to the training line. Regards. Arboricultural Association - Training & Events WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available
  20. Have your say on the future of arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape apprenticeships! The Insitute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England. The review will recommend changes to our existing apprenticeships and set the priorities for apprenticeships in our industries going forward. A consultation supporting this review is now open until 4 December. Visit here to take part in the consultation: Cognito Forms WWW.COGNITOFORMS.COM More information here: http://bit.ly/2QUkOLo
  21. CONSULTATION - Technical Guide 4: Safe Use of Mobile Cranes in Arboriculture This is the ‘draft for consultation’ for the fourth of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’. Please submit all responses by Friday 13 December 2019 here ➡️ https://lnkd.in/dz_wbKc
  22. CONSULTATION - Technical Guide 4: Safe Use of Mobile Cranes in Arboriculture This is the ‘draft for consultation’ for the fourth of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’. Please submit all responses by Friday 13 December 2019 here ➡️ https://lnkd.in/dz_wbKc
  23. CONSULTATION - Technical Guide 4: Safe Use of Mobile Cranes in Arboriculture This is the ‘draft for consultation’ for the fourth of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’. Please submit all responses by Friday 13 December 2019 here ➡️ https://lnkd.in/dz_wbKc
  24. Cornwall Branch Contractors’ Day 22/11/2019 - Truro Cornwall Book Here: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available The Course will include a day of talks aimed at giving Contractors up to date information and the latest thinking in the fields of Risk Assessment, field First Aid and Pest and Diseases. Mike Ellison of QTRA will talk about risk and tree anatomy, Hi Line will be giving a talk about first aid for the Contractor, Olly Bennett of Objective Tree Consultancy will be keeping us up to date about the latest position for P&D and Alan Rowe will be giving a short talk about rogue tree surgeons operating within Cornwall.
  25. Cornwall Branch Contractors’ Day 22/11/2019 - Truro Cornwall Book Here: Arboricultural Association - Course Detail WWW.TREES.ORG.UK Professional training courses and workshops for Tree Surgeons, arborists and consultants. A wide range of Tree Surgeon Courses and Tree Surgeon Training available The Course will include a day of talks aimed at giving Contractors up to date information and the latest thinking in the fields of Risk Assessment, field First Aid and Pest and Diseases. Mike Ellison of QTRA will talk about risk and tree anatomy, Hi Line will be giving a talk about first aid for the Contractor, Olly Bennett of Objective Tree Consultancy will be keeping us up to date about the latest position for P&D and Alan Rowe will be giving a short talk about rogue tree surgeons operating within Cornwall.

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