RTWO "New website launched!"

Post date: 23-Dec-2013 16:50:38

We are pleased to announce that the R2 website has been launched, see the eshot below. Tony Lane is a founder member of the Steering Committee and is chairing the Technical Working Group tasked with developing the 'task experience' module of the registerEshot sent by R2 on the 23rd December 2013...What is the Register of Tree Work Operatives (R2)?

R2 is an online tool for businesses and individuals to record and demonstrate arboricultural workers’ skill, knowledge and experience. Through the register arboricultural workers will be able to easily identify which grade they are working at from set job titles in a clear progression structure. For each job there will be a pre-defined set of qualifications, training and experience that the individual must have achieved over a set time period to attain that title.

What are the benefits of R2?

One of the key beneficiaries of R2 will be individual arboricultural workers who can capture their skills, experience and training, and identify their current job grade, as well as planning their future career path. They will also be able to keep all their qualifications and certificates in one safe online record, which is accessible 24/7.

This professional register also enables businesses to efficiently manage and develop the skills of their workforce. This can support business planning, and demonstrates a skilled workforce when tendering for new contracts and business. It will also provide a motivational tool for staff to progress by allowing them to work to an industry recognised standard; helping to improve staff retention, safety and work quality.

Coming soon

To find out more about the project, and how you can get involved, please visit the new website which has a whole host of resources and information about the register:


We hope you find the site informative and useful. If you have any questions or would like to find out how you can get involved, please e-mail Ros Burnley.