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UA 1

Basic Electrical Knowledge and Site Safety Awareness


Competitively priced basic electrical awareness course providing a gateway to the utility Arboricultural industry. This course delivers a well-rounded body of learning and ensures a solid understanding of the topic underpinned by supplementary learning. The result is excellent pass rates, and confident, competent candidates.


Upon completion, this qualification enables the candidate to be present on live Utility Arb sites with the knowledge to keep themselves, and others safe in the event of an emergency.


Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for the course, however, electricity companies often require a first aid certificate and evidence of manual handling training before authorisation is granted.


  • Risk assessment
  • Impact of different atmospheric conditions
  • Live and Vicinity zones
  • Safe working practice
  • Identification of electrical networks

UA 1 Assessments

The 2-day course is followed by a half day of assessment. We do offer an assessment only option for candidates who already have the knowledge and practical ability required to be able to meet the assessment objectives.


For information on price and course duration, please see our Utility Arb Courses page.

Upcoming Courses

201/202/203 (201/202)
Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm.

Date: Training: 2nd - 6th August. Assessment: 9th or 10th August.
Location: Suffolk
Basic Electrical Knowledge

Date: Training: 2nd - 3rd August. Assessment: 4th August.
Location: Earl Soham
Tree I.D, Prune and Fell Trees Ground & Aerial

Date: Training: 4th - 5th August. Assessment: 6th August.
Location: Suffolk
206/306 (203)
Access a Tree using Rope and Harness & Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations

Date: Training: 9th - 13th August. Assessment: 16th August.
Location: Suffolk
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