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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 encoura...
 19/03/2018      11:22
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I do not know who owns a tree, which is causing me concern – who do I contact?  Local Councils do not hold records of land ownership, and therefore cannot advise on the ownership of trees, you should contact the Land Registry who hold details of land ownership. A charge is made for this service.
 24/11/2015      08:26
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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