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Where can I find a registered contractor?  If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees which could potentially be affected by the development (including those off-site) should be assessed by an arboricultural consultant in accordance with British Standard BS5837 Trees in Relation to Construction...
 27/10/2015      12:53
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Sexual Discrimination, Harassment or Victimisation at Work: Legal Pointers  Please remember if you would like to talk to the Women in Arboriculture Group about a situation you or a colleague are experiencing working in the industry we can be contacted on wia@trees.org.uk Under The Equality Act 2010 (the "Act"), you are protected from...
 25/03/2019      14:47
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What are the regulations for working at height?  WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005 Introduction After some well publicised delays, the  Work at Height Regulations 2005  came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the  European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC) , and are intended to reduce deaths an...
 25/11/2015      10:08
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Benefits of Urban Trees    Download the PDF Source
 03/11/2016      14:56
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How do I select the right Tree Surgeon?  1   When making an appointment with an ARB Approved Contractor clients should advise the contractor whether advice on trees is required, or if a specification for works already exists against which the contractor’s quotation is sought 2   Clients are advised to obtain mor...
 12/12/2015      19:32
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What birds are protected?  There is often the misconception that some birds are exempt from protection i.e. feral pigeons, magpies, crows etc., but this is not the case: All wild birds are protected under the  Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981  (as amended) whilst they are actively nesting or roosting...
 24/11/2015      08:48
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Help for arborists  Help for Arborists is a library of generic and arb-specific guidance resources available for members to download and use. <!-- The Arborists’ Working Group The Arborists’ Working Group (AWG) is here to help arborists. Whether you are an individual arborist, a small com...
 10/12/2015      09:49
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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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So what actions can contractors take to ensure compliance to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981?  A few things that contractors should consider putting in place: Tool box talk in regards to nesting birds: what to look for and what to do if there is nesting activity within the trees or vegetation being worked on. Record on all pre-works wildlife assessments e.g. ‘no nest...
 24/11/2015      09:07
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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...
 25/11/2015      07:49
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