Biosecurity Awareness - Module 1

This 15 minute module with a test will:

  • explain the definition and principles of biosecurity;
  • explain why biosecurity is important from an environmental, social and financial perspective; and
  • provide some examples of current and potential  tree pests and diseases.

There is a short question section with a pass mark of 80% to test your knowledge. 



Biosecurity Dispersal Pathways - Module 2

This 15 minute module with a test will:

  • Provide historical data on pest and disease introductions to the UK.

  •  Outline the various ways in which pests and diseases can be dispersed geographically.

  •  Explain the means of dispersal in the forestry, horticulture and arboriculture trades.



Biosecurity Measures - Module 3

This module will take about 15 minutes, it will explain:

  • Some of the laws surrounding plant and tree movements.

  • How to plan a site visit from a biosecurity perspective.

  • How to dispose of infected materials.



Biosecurity Personal Controls - Module 4

This 15 minute module with test will:

  • Explain personal biosecurity measures.

  • Identify the contents of a biosecurity kit

  • Explain biosecurity measures for kit and vehicles.

  • Explain how to report  a potential tree pest or disease.

  •  Increase your understanding of your responsibilities in preventing the spread of pests and diseases by undertaking low or high risk biosecurity good practice.

  • Inform you when and how to report pests and diseases.



Import and export requirements of wood packaging material - Module 5

This module explores the Import and export requirements of wood packaging material