MTOA 2017 AGM: 6th September 2017, The MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

Do you want to improve your Likelihood of Failure tree risk assessment skills? Come along and learn how to make credible, consistent, and calibrated decisions at ‘Likelihood of Failure Club’. This highly interactive, hands-on training shines the spotlight on what is often the most subjective, uncertain, and challenging part of a tree risk assessment. ‘What is the Likelihood of Failure?’

 The itinerary for the day is;

 10.00 – 10.30        Registration, tea and coffee

10.30 – 10.40        Matt Seabrooke (outgoing Chair) – Introduction to the day & MTOA News.

10.40 – 11.40         David Evans: intro to VALID

11.40 –11.50          Comfort Break

11.50 – 12.20        David Evans: the details!

12.30 – 13.15        The AGM!!! Including for discussion of the National Tree Officers “Federation” and the potential introduction of fees!

13.15 – 14.00         Lunch

14.00 – 16.00         Outside calibration session with David

16.00                    Q&A and finish

Many MTOA’ers will know that Dave Evans is a great speaker and it has been too long since he was last at one of our meetings. No doubt many will have followed the evolution of the new VALID system and this meeting is a great opportunity to get to understand what will no doubt be a big impact on our risk evaluations in coming years.

All this for only £20.00, yes £20.00 for MTOA members. Non- members £65 (dependant on space availability), bookable in advance by contacting Jean McDermott on 0121 556 8302,

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