Arboricultural Association Safety Guides
This series of Safety
Guides has been developed to help operators and those responsible for their supervision, e.g. the ‘Competent Person’, to identify the key safety
points in relation to activities involving tree
work at height. Each Safety
Guide relates to a specific rang...
I'm worried about the safety of my tree - can a Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not,
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...
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...
Do you need any form of training before you can set out traffic management signs and cones on a publ
We strongly advise that tree
work contractors undertake appropriate training for all activities they carry out in order to comply with legislation. In this case the New Roads and Street Works Act along with relevant guidance such as the Safety
at Street Works and Road Works C...
So what can we expect if we find ourselves in breach of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 act?
Magistrates’ Courts operate a tiered fines system dependent on the seriousness of the offence. This could be up to £5000 or for the most serious offences an unlimited amount. Other alternative punishments issued by Magistrates’ Courts include a community sentence like unpaid ...
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… ...
Why should I use an ARB Approved Contractor?
Contractors listed in our directory listing have submitted their businesses and their tree
work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients. The Arboricultural Association’s assessme...
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...
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? ...
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...