Skills & Training

Arboriculture Association Approved Contractor     

If you think “CORGI” for plumbers, think “AAAC” for trees.
The ARB Approved Contractor scheme offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. ARB Approved Contractor is also of benefit in the domestic sector as a quality mark assuring the client of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently.

I.S.A Certified Arborist   

The tree care profession has experienced rapid growth over the past decade and there is a significant amount of knowledge required to perform at the highest level. ISA credentials help consumers identify qualified, knowledgeable tree care professionals.

Earning a credential is a voluntary activity, but it demonstrates that you have the proper knowledge and skills, as well as a high level of dedication to your profession and your community. ISA Certified Arborists understand the importance of continued education and how it helps to make the world be a better place, one tree at a time.

Landbased Industry Skills Scheme L.I.S.S/Construction Skills Certification Scheme C.S.C.S

Although not a statutory requirement, many contractors and construction clients insist that people regularly working on their sites have acquired  the appropriate CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) or LISS/CSCS (Landbased Industry Skills Scheme/CSCS) cards for the work that they undertake. These cards provide proof that individuals working on commercial sites have the required training to enable safe and appropriate site behaviour. Acme Arb Ltd arborists all carry an up to date and relevant card which may be presented upon arrival on site where required/requested.

NPTC City and Guilds   

The forestry and arboricultural industries recognise that good health and safety practice is vital for operators and business. Gaining industry recognised qualifications ensures that operators have reached agreed standards of competence. This is the required, basic level of competence for tree work and covers practical aspects of chainsaw operations through to more advanced tree pruning to stumpgrinding and safe dismantling operations

Diploma in Arboriculture L4

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry providers and Lantra for those learners working in arboriculture. It encourages learners to follow a programme of structured continuing professional development, facilitates access to higher-level management qualifications, and formalises professional skills and training. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

Pest, disease and disorder identification
Tree biomechanics and maintenance
Woody vegetation formation and physiology
Principles of tree management
Selection, planting and design for amenity and landscape purposes

First Aid @ Work & Emergency First Aid @ Work  

Acme Arb Ltd understands that it essential for all team members to be properly trained in first aid that is why we continually refresh our qualification in the above and supplement the training annually with arb specific training to ensure that we are always aware of the risks and the correct procedures to follow if we encounter someone in difficulty. All of our team also carry personal first aid kits and personal alarm whistles so that they are able to assist or call for help immediately if required.


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