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...
VETcert Videos: Further guidance on the management of veteran trees
These videos were produced by the Ancient Tree Forum and other partners in the VETcert project to encourage good practice in the management of
ancient and other veteran trees
. The titles on practical management cover the following topics (view below): Introduction to...
Bats and trees: Who does what where!
There are currently 18 species of
bats resident in the UK, many of
which use trees
in their daily activities. Just as people use trees
for different purposes, different bat species use trees
in different ways. Food: The UK’’s bats are all insectivorous. As trees
Personal Fall Protection Systems – An Update
Simon Richmond , Senior Technical Officer Following the announcement in the Autumn issue of
the ARB Magazine (issue 186, page 7) that the HSE is now requiring full compliance with the Work at Height Regulations in relation to tree climbing operations, there has been much ...
What should I do to make sure that Bats are not affected?
All British Bat species are protected by law and many bats roost in trees
; although some bat species have adapted to living in buildings, trees
still remain important throughout the year for most of
the UK’s 16 species. Suitable trees
are becoming fewer and further between ...
How close to my house should a tree be?
In spite of
what you may read in newspapers or be told by insurance companies, there are no fixed minimum recommended distances that you should plant trees of
certain species from buildings. When choosing a tree or trees
to plant, you should give careful consideration to des...
What is the Helliwell system and how much is a “point”?
The Helliwell System is one of
several methods of
placing a monetary value on the visual amenity provided by individual trees
and/or woodland. It has been extensively used in court cases, insurance claims and public inquiries to place visual amenity values on individual tree...
Ash Dieback – Practice Guidance
Ash Dieback Guidance for Tree Owners, Managers, Contractors and Consultants Principal Author: Michael Sankus Thanks to the Arboricultural Association Arborist Working Group for their help in developing the guidance Download the PDF WHO is this guide intended for? ...
Arborists can attain a host of
qualifications, from City & Guilds CS tickets all the way up to Masters and PhDs. Depending on which aspect of
you want to work in you can find out what you need to do here.
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...