So what actions can contractors take to ensure compliance to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981?
A few things that contractors should consider putting in place: Tool box talk in regards to nesting birds: what to look for and what to do if there is nesting activity within the trees
or vegetation being worked on. Record on all pre-works wildlife assessments e.g. ‘no nest...
Biosecurity Awareness Video Series
Following the success of
our 2017 Conference, ‘ Biosecurity: Protect & Survive ’, where His Royal Highness the Prince of
Wales provided the opening address, the Association is releasing a series of
videos featuring prominent figures highlighting the importance of
is a series of
short videos aimed at raising awareness of
the benefits of
and the professionals who manage them. We talk to leading experts and generally interesting people who answer our questions on what inspired him to work with trees
, whether we'r...
What regulations do I need to abide by to protect my employees from excessive noise at work?
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...
I would like to carry out work to trees on my property, do I need permission?
If your trees
are protected by a Tree Preservation Order, or you are within a Conservation Area, or the trees
are protected by a condition attached to a planning permission, then you will need consent for the works. Find out if your tree has a TPO More detailed informati...
What practical qualifications and training do I need?
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 information and training. Provision and Use of
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 ...
Should Ivy be removed from trees?
For many years, gardeners and arborists alike would, as a matter of
common tree maintenance, clear ivy from trees
in order to remove the competition for light, water and nutrients, as well as the potential threat of
the ivy totally smothering the tree. However, in the light o...
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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...