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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

First Aid +F
Emergency First Aid at Work + F

Date: 24th - 25th September.
Location: Earl Soham
Emergency Tree Works

Date: Training: 26th - 27th Septemeber. Assessment: 30th September.
Location: Suffolk
Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm.

Date: Training: 30th September - 4th October. Assessment: 7th or 8th October.
Location: Suffolk
Utility Arboriculture Surveyor - Principles and Practices

Date: Training: 2nd - 4th October. Assessment: 7th October.
Location: Suffolk
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