What are my legal requirements for Health and Safety?
Legal requirements: Health and Safety
at Work etc. Act 1974 (HaSWA or ‘the Act’) Section 2(3) requires all organisations etc. to have a policy for managing health and safety
. Where 5 or more people are employed the policy should be written down*. Management of Heal...
So what can we expect if we find ourselves in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 act?
Magistrates’ Courts operate a tiered fines system dependent on the seriousness of the offence. This could be up to £5000 or for the most serious offences an unlimited amount. Other alternative punishments issued by Magistrates’ Courts include a community sentence like unpaid ...
Do you need any form of training before you can set out traffic management signs and cones on a publ
We strongly advise that tree work contractors undertake appropriate training for all activities they carry out in order to comply with legislation. In this case the New Roads and
Street Works Act along with relevant guidance such as the Safety
at Street Works and
Road Works C...
How can I ensure that the equipment I use meets the statutory regulations?
Work Equipment Legal requirements The primary objective of the Provision and
Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) is to ensure that work equipment should not result in health and safety
risks, regardless of its age, condition or origin and
that it should be ...
Power to the Bump - support for new mothers
In 2016 the Equality and
Human Rights Commission/Department for Business, Innovation and
Skills published research findings, which showed that young women are more likely to experience particular negative and
potentially discriminatory experiences related to their pregnancy a...
What practical qualifications and training do I need?
Legal Requirements The Health and Safety
at Work etc Act 1974 and
the Management of Health and Safety
at Work Regulations 1999 place general duties on employers and
the self-employed to provide health and safety
training. Provision and
Use of Work Equi...
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and
their tree work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and
have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...
When and why do I need to do a risk assessment?
Risk Assessment Legal Requirements Management of Health and Safety
at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR or ‘the Management Regs’) Regulation 3 requires every employer to make a suitable and
sufficient assessment of the risks to the health and safety
of his employees whil...
What are the working regulations for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment )?
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations, 1992 What is it? The PPE regulations require that employers provide suitable protective equipment to employees except where the risk has been adequately controlled by other means which are equally or more effective. W...
Arboricultural Association Safety Guides
This series of Safety
Guides has been developed to help operators and
those responsible for their supervision, e.g. the ‘Competent Person’, to identify the key safety
points in relation to activities involving tree work at height. Each Safety
Guide relates to a specific rang...