Course 1 - Tree Risk Management System Training Day- Course Details
aim of the training day is to provide a program that allows candidates
to go away with sufficient working knowledge to compile a policy and
start the processes of implementing a Tree Risk Management Strategy
within their organisation where a policy does not exist.
day will utilise up to date information from organisations such as the
National Tree Safety Group, Health and Safety Executive, research groups
such as the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management,
consultants, court precedent, statute law and other relevant sources to
provide guidance and advice on the formation of a policy of tree risk
management that is appropriate for the level of risk that exists with
information presented should ensure that the candidate can, with the
aid of a template, prepare a risk management strategy that identifies
the requirements of such a policy e.g. policy/strategy formation,
zoning, inspection regimes, inspector qualifications, data collection,
record keeping processes and prioritisation needs etc.
Life has been involved with writing and overseeing strategy production
for a number of large organisations in the UK including Local
Authorities and private organisations. With one particular organisation
the system in place has been tested in court and stood up to scrutiny
confirming the relevance of our work. The other side of putting a system
in place is the examination of a system when things go wrong – in these
matter Tree Life have a had a good deal of experience. This work
assists us to improve our advice and to know what a good system
evaluating the requirements of a system, we have bench marked our work
against the better local authorities and other large organisations to
ensure that what we advocate is consistent with the standards of our
Each candidate will be provided with templates and other relevant information which they can take away on disk
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Course 2 - Internal Audit of a Tree Risk Management System - Course Details
aim of this course is for us to provide a programme that allows a
manager of a tree risk management system that is already in place to go
away with sufficient understanding of internal audit processes and what
aspects require to be examined in the audit process.
The programme will cover the following:
role of the internal auditor
benefits to an organisation
a systems approach to internal audit
the aspects to be covers in relation to arboriculture
methodology for carrying out the audit
preparations for an audit report
The morning session will consist of a presentation using power point, notes for each candidate will be provided.
afternoon session is where the workshop comes to life and the
candidates will examine a tree risk management system that has been in
operation for 10 years relating to trees owned by a parish council. The
parish has been divided into zones and the trees are inspected by a
competent arboriculturist and two tree wardens on a regular basis. The
candidates will need to identify if the system is operating according to
the tree risk strategy, or if not, where the weaknesses are. Once
identified the candidates will need to produce actions that will
strengthen the system.
examination of the system will be carried out using a systematic
approach using a template methodology. This template can be adopted or
adapted to suit each candidates use at work. It is this systematic
approach that delivers the strength of the work shop. Tree Life has been
able to use the template very successfully in auditing several large
organisations in the UK which include Local Authorities.
Work shop outcome:
candidate should be able to undertake an internal audit of a tree risk
management system and produce a report to highlighting deficiencies
and make recommendations to strengthen the system.
A CD disk will be produced for each candidate giving templates to accompany the audit process