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ARB Training ePulse – Western
June 2017

There are so many opportunities for AA members and arb professionals in the South West coming up; we don’t want you to miss out!

Here’s a run down of the highlights:

Calling all small arb businesses
– Get up to speed

Arboricultural Business Basics

Arboricultural Business Basics
20th–21st June 2017
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Instructed by: Business expert Paul Elcoat & Technical Officer Simon Cox
Cost: Members £475 +VAT | Non-members £575 +VAT

The ideal course for arb contractors to establish their own company or contractors looking to diversify their operation, increase its’ size or improve business performance.

Call 01242 522152 and quote offer code 'BB1' to book at the member rate and get a 17% discount.

The 2 days will cover not only the challenges that a contracting business faces, but aspects will be relevant to other arboricultural operations such as consultancy, surveying, and plant health.

Existing business owners who are keen to develop and people thinking of going into business can learn about the hundreds of things that they need to be aware of and manage.

Facilitated by experts Paul Elcoat and Simon Cox during the course delegates will examine the development of a fictitious arb contracting business.

We will follow it from first concept through to it being a Limited, fully quality assured, Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, finding, winning and completing a range of domestic and commercial contracts.

Arboricultural Consultancy

Want to step into Consultancy?

Arboricultural Consultancy

4th–5th July 2017
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
Instructed by: Jim Quaife, Jeremy Barrell, Paul Elcoat, Justin Mumford, Peter Wharton and Justin Gould
Cost: Members £550+VAT | Non-members £575+VAT

If you think you have what it takes to become an Arboricultural consultant and want to take your career to the next level, then this is the course for you.

This 2-day event in Gloucestershire will offers a comprehensive study of the practice of Arboricultural consultancy.

It will also give you a unique opportunity for those already working in the industry to understand the principles and the practicalities of delivering a professional consultancy service, using a wide range of skills and knowledge, learning from the experts.

You will have the opportunity to work with them to develop your own plans and progression for your chosen career, in an informal yet structured environment.

Tree Risk - What is the likelihood of failure?

Tree Risk - What is the likelihood of failure?

8th August 2017
Instructed by: Frank Rinn and David Evans
Members £200+VAT | Non-members £260+VAT

This indoor and outdoor seminar shines a spotlight on how you can boost your ability to make credible, consistent, and calibrated likelihood of failure decisions. Set in the context of the most recent developments in tree risk-benefit assessment, the morning presentations will outline the foundations on which the practical, hands-on, afternoon field sessions are built. A thought-provoking day will provide you with essential knowledge in biomechanics, the ifs and buts of likelihood of failure decision-making, and an unmissable opportunity to calibrate your likelihood of failure estimates with other arborists.

Assessment of Tree Forks

Assessment of Tree Forks returns for the final roadshow

22nd August 2017, Ilminster, Somerset
Instructed by: Dr. Duncan Slater
Cost: Members £80 +VAT | Non-members £115 +VAT

For the final run, former Trees and Landscapes Officer and now Senior Lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, Dr Duncan Slater will reveal ground-breaking new findings which may change the way we assess junctions in trees and disprove the idea that tree forks are inherently weak and should be pruned out of trees.

As well as his own conclusions and discoveries, Dr Slater will present the analysis of the answers from 346 arborists and arboriculturists who responded to a questionnaire about how they manage bark-included junctions (representing over 6,500 years of arboricultural experience).

Delegates attending the Branch event will receive comprehensive instruction in everything from previous research, the anatomy of branch attachment, factors affecting junction to risk assessments of junctions. Along with this they will receive the Forks Course Notes publication and an entertaining day’s CPD.

Stationary Rope Technique Workshop

Calling all climbers

Stationary Rope Technique Workshop
at Buckfast Abbey

Thursday 22nd June 2017
Instructed by: Scott Fraser
Cost: Members £50 +VAT | Non-members £50 +VAT

Calling all climbers! Don’t miss out on this great SRT event in a stunning venue… Stationary Rope Technique: 1-day course at the beautiful Buckfast Abbey with Scott Fraser.

This event will cover the theory, history and background of Stationary Rope Technique before moving on to practical demonstrations and application in the afternoon. The course provides information on significant hazards, components their selection and configuration and forces upon anchors.