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What regulations do I need to abide by to protect my employees from excessive noise at work?  Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005 Control of Vibration at Work Regulations, 2005 What are they? The regulations aim to protect workers from risks to health from excessive noise and vibration, in particular vibration from hand held equipment such as chainsaws, h...
 25/11/2015      10:49
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What regulations are there for handling of hazardous substances?  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 What is it? CoSHH applies to employers and the self-employed in order to reduce the risks of exposure to harmful substances. You are responsible for taking effective measures to control exposure and protect health...
 25/11/2015      10:23
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Are there any regulations I should be aware of governing the use of lifting equipment?  Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 What is it? LOLER is a set of regulations that apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of, or managing, lifting operations. LOLER is aimed at ensuring all lifting operations are properly plann...
 25/11/2015      10:34
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Choose your Tree Surgeon?  Choosing your Tree Surgeon (Arborist) GOOD CLIMBING PRACTICE BAD CLIMBING PRACTICE If tree work is not done properly it could lead to: INJURY to people * DAMAGE to property * SERIOUS HARM to your trees that have taken many years to grow… ...
 02/12/2015      15:39
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Background to the HSE decision on two rope working  History The issue of guidance to climbing arborists on the use of ‘two separate and independently anchored lines’ as a legal requirement goes back to 2003 when the EU Directive on Work at Height was circulated and to the subsequent introduction of the Work at Height Regulati...
 15/08/2019      14:02
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What’s this fungus growing on my tree? Is it killing the tree and making it unsafe?  If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, you can send samples to the following organisations for analysis. Or consider engaging the service of an Arboricultural Association Registered Consultant or ...
 23/11/2015      14:04
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I'm worried about the safety of my tree - can a Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not,   Council Tree Officers are not in post to give independent advice to the public about their trees or to recommend individual contractors or consultants. We advise residents to seek help and advice when they are concerned from professionals who are approved by a recognised body...
 23/11/2015      11:54
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How can I diagnose problems with my tree?  If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, samples may be sent to the following organisations for analysis. Please note: charges apply for these services. The Forestry Commission and its tree health di...
 13/12/2015      08:22
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HSE Decision on Two-Rope Working  .blueBorder {border: 6px solid #1389d9;} Background and Implications for the Industry This page provides a summary of the HSE decision on two-rope working and some of the most significant implications for the industry. For a more detailed background on how and why this de...
 03/09/2019      10:32
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Oak Processionary Moth FAQ  FAQ – Oak processionary moth interceptions and strengthened national measures July 2019 CURRENT SITUATION What is the current situation? The government’s Plant Health Service is dealing with findings of oak processionary moth caterpillars on recently imported oak trees. A...
 08/08/2019      14:37
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