Reference Quantity: ST0223

Particulars of normal



Occupational Profile

The arboricultural trade manages bushes for his or her advantages and values in numerous city and rural places from metropolis parks and concrete woodlands, to nation estates and personal gardens. The trade manages bushes adjoining to highways, railways, watercourses and energy traces. An arborist might progress to undertake inspections and surveys of particular person and woodland bushes, advising landowners on the best way to care for his or her bushes, or instructing others about the advantages of fastidiously managing bushes.

The work of an arborist entails numerous actions comparable to chainsaw work, aerial tree work, pruning, dismantling and utilizing acceptable equipment comparable to brushwood chippers.

Arborists can work for native authorities, personal firms and plenty of are additionally self- employed. Tree work might be bodily demanding and entails working outside in all weathers.

An arborist will undertake aerial tree work however may be ground-based. They do a variety of tree work jobs with oblique supervision. They’re able to supporting the tree work staff throughout a variety of fundamental technical expertise.

Necessities Data Understands:

  • The advantages of bushes
  • The use and utility of arboricultural tools
  • The rules of the institution, progress and care of bushes
  • The rules and significance of figuring out bushes and the worth of utilizing their scientific names
  • The rules and significance of figuring out and managing pests, illnesses and problems of bushes
  • Present environmental, wildlife and well being and security laws, requirements and codes of observe in relation to arboricultural works
  • Laws referring to bushes g. Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas
  • Procedures and particular directions for coping with incidents and emergencies
  • Electrical security for working within the neighborhood of energy traces



  • Recognise well being and security wants onsite and work safely
  • Take instruction from the job supervisor and different senior work colleagues to incorporate signing onto the positioning particular danger evaluation / emergency motion plan and sustaining data
  • Choose acceptable tools for the Load and unload tools safely
  • Set out work place signage (freeway & non freeway) and assists with site visitors management
  • Course of tree work arisings utilizing acceptable equipment
  • Take acceptable care of instruments, tools and buyer property
  • Recognise a fundamental vary of tree and shrub species utilizing widespread and scientific names
  • Determine pests, illnesses, problems and tree defects
  • Perform a variety of ground-based pruning operations
  • Fell and course of small bushes
  • Help aerial tree staff each Cell Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) and climbing with switch of apparatus for aerial tree work operations
  • Carry out an aerial rescue of colleague from a rope and harness and a MEWP
  • Work safely at top within the tree underneath supervision
  • Put together websites for planting, plant bushes and supply help, safety and aftercare


  • Has a security mind-set to guard self, colleagues and others
  • Works successfully inside a staff/crew
  • Constantly presents an expert method each in look, language and behavior
  • Is dependable: constantly attends work and arrives on time
  • Communicates successfully with the job supervisor, colleagues, shoppers and others to attain the specification


Sometimes 24 months


The next licence to observe {qualifications} can be required prior to finish level evaluation:

  • Stage 3 award in emergency first help at work
  • Stage 2 award in protected use of brushwood chipper
  • Site visitors Administration (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D
  • Stage 2 award in chainsaw upkeep
  • Stage 2 award in crosscutting timber utilizing a chainsaw
  • Stage 2 award in felling and processing bushes as much as 380mm
  • Stage 2 award in accessing a tree utilizing a rope and harness
  • Stage 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations
  • Stage 3 award in aerial chopping of bushes utilizing free fall strategies
  • Stage 2 award in protected use of cellular elevated work platform
  • Stage 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Cell Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)
  • Apprentices with out Stage 1 English and maths might want to obtain this degree and take the check for Stage 2 English and maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation. 

All First Support at Work {qualifications} taken as part of this apprenticeship have to be regulated by Ofqual. Nonetheless it got here to mild that this was unclear and a few apprentices have undertaken non Ofqual regulated Emergency First Support at Work {qualifications} which adjust to Well being and Security (First Support) Laws 1998. So that apprentices usually are not deprived who maintain these {qualifications}, the employers have agreed that they’ll enter end-point evaluation (offering all different necessities have been met) up till Tuesday thirtieth June 2020. As from Wednesday 1st July 2020, all apprentices getting into EPA, will need to have accomplished an Ofqual regulated, Stage 3 Emergency First Support at Work (EFAW) someday course.


This customary is at Stage 2

Evaluation date

3 years from the date of implementation


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