Tree Surgery Risk Assessment

If you employ or are a self-employed tree surgeon, then you have a legal duty to ensure a tree surgery risk assessment has been conducted. This is a legal requirement.

We can provide you with a team of qualified consultants who can undertake a comprehensive tree surgery risk assessment, ensuring that you are fully compliant with UK law.

Due to the risky nature of tree surgery, it is covered by a number of important legislation. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) to name a few. In summary, these acts require that the employer of a tree surgeon or the self-employed tree surgeon conducts a tree surgery risk assessment prior to work commencing. Failure to abide by the regulations can result in serious punishments, including heavy fines and even jail terms. Therefore, it is essential that you conduct a tree surgery risk assessment immediately.

Conducting a tree surgery risk assessment

Government guidance stipulates 4 key factors which must be completed in order to comply with health and safety regulations. These are:

  • Completing a tree surgery risk assessment by a competent person
  • Ensuring that the tree surgeon is trained and competent to carry out the work
  • Making sure all equipment used is in good working condition and that the tree surgeon knows to report any faults immediately
  • Making sure that all personal protective equipment (PPE) is used and that it is in good working condition and to report faults immediately.

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In order to ensure that an adequate tree surgery risk assessment has been conducted, a competent person is required. A competent person will have the necessary knowledge and experience of completing tree surgery risk assessments, and will be able to implement appropriate measures to minimise the risks involved.

We can provide you with expert tree surgery consultants who will be able to ensure that you are fully compliant with the relevant health and safety laws.

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With NEBOSH-accreditation, our professionals are qualified in all aspects of health and safety. Our consultants can offer you tree surgery risk assessments and advice on minimising the risks associated with tree surgery.

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Call us today for more information and advice on how we can tackle your tree surgery needs. We are happy to answer any queries you have, and we can also offer a free quote on our services. So call us now on0800 211 8331.

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