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...
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 ...
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...
How can I ensure that the equipment I use meets the statutory regulations?
Work Equipment Legal requirements The primary objective of the Provision and
Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) is to ensure that work equipment should not result in health and safety
risks, regardless of its age, condition or origin and
that it should be ...
What practical qualifications and training do I need?
Legal Requirements The Health and Safety
at Work etc Act 1974 and
the Management of Health and Safety
at Work Regulations 1999 place general duties on employers and
the self-employed to provide health and safety
training. Provision and
Use of Work Equi...
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 company...
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...
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...
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...
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...