Arboriculture Workers Personal Statement
I have always enjoyed working outdoors and working as
an arboriculture worker is a job that has given me many opportunities.
I understand the importance in trees and conservations is a huge part
of my day to day thinking in this job and although I am a tree surgeon
I also look at ways to give back to the environment. This comes in the
form of preparing the ground for tree planting, this along with climbing
trees requires a high level of physical fitness as well as a head for
I have taken many courses to ensure that I am constantly up to date
with health and safety regulations and legislation. A role such as this
comes with an element of risk which is why good communication skills
are paramount. I always make sure that team members are clear and aware
of all situations and my excellent management skills and ability to
prioritise always ensures that the jobs are carried out efficiently.
I have studied tree biology and pathology which makes me qualified to
advise and understand each job that we face, this also makes it simple
for me to advice on the selection of new trees. Each job is not just
a risk to us, it is also a risk to pedestrians and we take the safety
of the public extremely serious. My practical and mechanical skills
are relied upon continuously and it means that I am able to maintain
and operate machinery whilst also being able to carry out details site
surveys. Maths skills are important as estimating costs for each job
is one of the most important parts of the whole process, each job is
assessed and we ensure that all planning requests meet legislation.
It is a diverse role that takes me from pruning trees to dealing with
property issues or insurance claims but I have good written and IT skills
that make it easy for me to prepare contracts whilst also having the
confidence to present a professional image.