Experience & Qualifications

Bruce Hatton at Work

Bruce has the following experience and qualifications:

  • Fellow of the Arboricultural Association.
  • Professional Member and Chartered Arboriculturalist with the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
  • Qualifications include the Technical Certificate in Arboriculture (1996) and the Professional Diploma in Arboriculture (1997).
  • Achieved the advanced level of technical competence of a VTA Practitioner with Elite Training, awarded by Claus Mattheck.
  • Undergone full training and is a licence holder of the Association of Mortgage Users and Insurance Group Subsidence Risk Assessment module, now regulated by CAS (Consulting Arborists Society).
  • National Chairman of the Arboricultural Association during 2002-2003 and prior to that Chairman of the Association’s Professional Committee.
  • Former Assessor for the Association’s Approved Contractor scheme and also served as the industry’s representative on the AFAG panel responsible for the production of industry best practice guides.
  • Expert Witness, experienced in planning appeals and representing Local Authorities in their prosecution of those who breach legislation.
  • Qualified to undertake thorough examinations of equipment under the LOLER regulations.
  • Holder of IOSH Managing Safely and NEBOSH National General Certificate In Occupational Health & Safety qualifications, accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
  • Constructionline accredited, the UK register of pre-qualified local and national construction and related suppliers.

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