Arb Awareness training leads the way in professional excellence
Ground Control, a key player in minimising disruption to our nation’s infrastructure, is taking staff training to a new level, with industry-leading Arboricultural Awareness training for those who manage services in the rail and infrastructure division.
The custom-made course, which is being delivered nationwide, was developed in line with industry good practice, ICOP, and technical guides. It is designed to ensure all operational managers and supervisors for rail and infrastructure are trained to the highest level of competence and continue to deliver outstanding customer service, always.
To achieve this, Ground Control enlisted the expertise of leading trainers Chris Cooper Abbs, Matt Brooker, and Simon Cox. In addition to being top of their game in arboricultural training, Chris, Matt, and Simon are highly respected in the industry as co-authors and contributors to the Arboricultural Association industry good practice publications:
Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree work at Height
Industry Technical Guides: TG1: Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, TG2: Use of Tools in the Tree, and TG3: Rigging and Dismantling.
The two-day course comprised practical and theoretical sessions that included everything from ground-based chainsaw felling, aerial tree work demonstrations, and correct application of hand tools and PPE, to tree biology, diagnosis of tree health, and identification of fungi, pests, and diseases.
Austin Brown, Ground Control Infrastructure Director commented:
Gavin Rowe, Ground Control Infrastructure Support Manager commented:
Delegates are describing the course as: