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...
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...
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...
Benefits of Urban Trees
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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...
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...
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...
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...
What are my legal requirements for Health and Safety?
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
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...