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Arborist - Cardiff

  • Job reference: KTS 099
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Groundworkers
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Job description: Arborist - Cardiff

We are currently recruiting for an arborist within a local council. The purpose of this post is to undertake the full range of Arboricultural and related duties in respect of trees and
Associated works in parks, schools, highways and open spaces.

1. To carry out all aspects and techniques of tree surgery especially tree and stump removal, pruning techniques, sectional felling and large branch removal.
2.To operate and maintain chainsaws both on the ground and within the tree.
3.To fully understand and apply Health and Safety legislation in respect of arboricultural operations, especially regarding the correct use of safety clothing, tree work, use of chainsaws, machinery, safety to the general public and including regular safety inspections of all equipment.
4.The safe use, maintenance and operation of all machinery, equipment and tools in connection with arboricultural operations.
5.To undertake grounds person duties as required.
6.To be fully conversant with the correct use of road signs when working on the highway.
7.To apply and have an understanding of chemicals used in arboricultural operations.
8.To carry out such functions as may be required from time to time to ensure the efficient performance of the Department. Any such changes in function to be the subject of consultation with the post holder and reasonable with regard to the post holders current duties, grade, designation, qualifications and experience.
9.To participate actively in supporting the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as laid down in the organisation's Equal Opportunities Policy.

Standard of Dress / PPE
*Safety shoes, high viz jacket, casual. Personal Climbing Kit, records of inspection, PPE.

Education & Training
*Manual Handling
*NPTC in climbing and Chainsaw use, CS30,31,38,39.

Specific Experience
*Good all-round experience in climbing and arboricultural techniques.

Working hours : Full time - 37 hours per week. Monday - Friday 7.30 am - 16.00 pm

You will be required to use a variety of machinery on a daily basis. You will also be required to use dangerous substances ie. Poisons and pesticides and will also be subject to noise pollution on a daily basis.