Are your most important tree risk assessments under-cooked?

2021-05-24 9:58 AM | Admin (Administrator)

We know from pedestrian data the centre of built-up areas have a likelihood of occupancy that means on average more than one person is exposed to the risk. Occupancy is Very High.

We also know the busiest roads have a likelihood of occupancy that means on average more than one vehicle is exposed to the risk. Occupancy is Very High.

Where we have busy roads next to busy footpaths in towns and cities, we know that the combined occupancy of people and traffic means on average more than one person AND one vehicle is exposed to the risk. Occupancy is Very High.

From the training we’ve delivered to those who have upgraded their approach to tree risk, we know that tree risk assessors have been poorly trained to recognise Very High and High Occupancy.

What all this means is that unless you’re using VALID, and have had likelihood of occupancy training (it’s really easy), you’ll be undervaluing the risk where it matters most.

You’ll most likely be undervaluing the risk by at least a whopping factor of x10 just on the ‘targets’ you’ve chosen.

Tree Risk Assessment | Likelihood of Occupancy - Very High

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