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Undertaking Aerial Inspections


Wokingham, Berkshire


Simon Cox and Paul Melerange

7 hours

Places Available

9.30am - 4.00pm  

Exc. VAT Inc. VAT

Course Objectives:

Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. With a mix of classroom and practical by the end of the course you will be able to:

-          Explain the importance the aerial operative and scribe have in recording accurate data.

-          Explain different aerial inspection types.

-          Assist with and complete an aerial inspection to include tree climbing and recording measurements.

-          Complete an aerial inspection proforma.

-          Highlight operational requirements and equipment for undertaking aerial inspections

Course Content:

-          Course Introduction

-          A reminder of PTI standards for inspectors. Clear and concise observations, findings and comments

-          Explaining inspection types and understanding specifications for aerial inspections

-          The power of photographs and sketches

-          Explanation of the Guidance note proforma

-          Equipment requirements and uses

-          Discussion and demonstration of inspection features including of cracks/splits, cavities, weak forks, and missing bark for different inspection types

-          Operation requirements for aerial inspections. This will include a risk assessment and briefing for the afternoon exercise and kit checks

-          Demonstration of aerial inspection. Instructor taking measurements with delegates recording information on proforma

-          Tree climbing exercise. Delegates to measure and record one tree each in teams

-          Bracing – Function and integrity

-          Summing up and sources of information.

Module Pre-requisites:

This course has a climbing role and a ground role. Delegates wanting to climb must: 1. be certificated in tree climbing and aerial rescue (photocard or certificate to be shown on the day) 2. have a fit for purpose, and thorough LOLER inspected, tree climbing kit (evidence will be required)

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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