Land Skills News

We are looking to rent an additional workshop/classroom. If you have or know of one nearby to the Dorking area please let us know.

In addition we are also looking for a suitable Medium Tree Felling Site nearby to Dorking again if you have one or know of where one is please contact us

If you have any assessment or LOLER enquiries please contact Sam Oakley – Office Manager on or call us on 01306 876404


Forestry Training Fund News

UPDATE UPDATE: All funding has now been allocated except for first aid courses and instructor training. Well done to everyone who was accepted for funding.

UPDATE: The Forestry Training Fund has received more funding and will be releasing this funding sometime in September 2023. They will be rebranding the name to The Forestry & Arboriculture Training Fund (FAFT) so more courses will be available for funding i.e Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue.

Call or email us to be added to our FAFT enquiry list.

We are an approved training provider for the Forestry Training Fund, if you are wanting to upskill or just retrain in a different job role then the Forestry Training Fund maybe for you. They are taking applicants for funding from end of April 2024.  For more information contact Land skills on 01306 876404 or email .


Refresher Training News

If you are looking to get refresher training we are now teaching City & Guilds CPD Refreshers in the following courses – click the links below for more information:

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-cutting

Felling Small Trees up to 380mm

Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue

Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness

Aerial Tree Rigging

We have also moved  a couple of machinery courses to City & Guilds – click the links below for more information:-

Woodchipper & Stump grinder


Assessments Only

If you are in need of just an assessment please email and we will be able to quote you and arrange a suitable date.


Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

Is your equipment safe to use?

The LOLER require that kits are inspected regularly – every six months for climbing kits and annually for rigging kits.

Land Skills provide a thorough examination service for Arboricultural climbing and rigging equipment.

We also provide practical advice on how the regulations apply to arboriculture.

To book an inspection please call us on:-

01306 876404

or email your enquiry to:-

Two Rope Working at Height

Following recent meetings between our industry representatives and the HSE you may have heard of the need for changes to tree climbing operations in order to ensure compliance with the 2005 Work at Height Regulations. Primarily this involves the use of two separately anchored climbing lines for access and support. These changes need to be implemented with immediate effect. Lantra have issued this as mandatory guidance for all aerial courses and City and Guilds NPTC have stated that their assessors will expect candidates to do so during assessments.

Land Skills Training and Assessments Ltd are committed to improving safety within our industry and as such we will be offering update training to tree climbers already holding Climbing and Rescue certification. Keep an eye on our website and social media for new course dates in the New Year.