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Utility Arboriculture UA1

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 - Thursday, March 19th, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brampton Valley Training & Assessments

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UA 1 – Basic Electrical Knowledge

Based in Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire, this theory-based course is classroom based and takes 2 days to complete, with a half day assessment to follow where you will receive a NPTC Certificate of Competence in Utility Arboriculture UA1. During the course, candidates will identify the electrical network apparatus, electrically categorise trees, identify zones and have a clear knowledge of their site duties.

This is an essential course if you are looking for employment in Utility Arboriculture or work closely to overhead conductors of up to 400kv. A current first aid certificate that includes treatment for shock is recommended for the safety of your training.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand Risk Assessments for generic, site specific, electrical in relation to overhead power lines
  • Site supervision, PPE & injury prevention
  • Consider safety factors e.g. leaving the site, atmospheric conditions, fire
  • Being aware of dangers involved with using ladders, ropes & machinery
  • Emergency actions and personnel rescue, using the emergency procedures document
  • Understanding procedures for making a line dead and in the event of an injury
  • High Voltage (HV)/Low Voltage (LV) overhead lines and apparatus
  • HV Earth and LV Bonds
  • How trees are electrically categorised when located in proximity to an overhead line
  • Safety rules, codes of practice and working under a safety document
  • Permit to Work (PTW)/ Permit for work (PFW)
  • Ground Clearances & Live/Vicinity/Proximity Zones

The cost of this course is £260 +VAT and the NPTC Assessment is £155 excluding VAT.

Assessment 20th March 2020

If you would like more information on this course then please contact us in the office on 01280 824423.

Posted on March 18th 2020

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