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defaultElectrical Awareness – UA2 – Prune Trees (2.1 & 2.2 Ground/2.3 Aerial)

Course Objectives

  • Identify common species of broadleaf and coniferous trees, their growth rates and characteristics, and its significance to arboricultural works around power lines.
  • Carry out a tree hazard evaluation and identify signs of ill health in trees.
  • Understand the effects of poor tree pruning techniques.
  • Identify work site hazards.
  • Safely carry out branch pruning with insulated rods adjacent to power lines.
  • Safely carry out an assissted tree fell.
  • Safely carry out aerial tree works adjacent to power lines

Who is the course for?

Tree Surgeons and Contractors wishing to work for electricity companies


City & Guilds NPTC   UA2


For Units 2,1 and 2,2: NPTC UA1, CS30, CS31
For unit 2.3: As above and also CS38, CS39, CS40


2 days – site based

Course Content

  • Tree indentification
  • Tree hazard evaluation
  • Pruning techniques
  • Tree Categories
  • Site safety
  • Tree works adjacent to power lines


£1150+vat approx for 2 days with 4 people attending plus additional NPTC Assessment fees.

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  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
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