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 ...
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...
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
Protecting your arb equipment
One way you can counter the criminal threat is by registering your assets and reporting thefts on Arbsafe. arbsafe.co.uk The website enables users to keep a register of
equipment on a secure server, report thefts and shows crime hotspots. Arbsafe is an initiative by...
What should I do to make sure that Bats are not affected?
All British Bat species are protected by law and many bats roost in trees
; although some bat species have adapted to living in buildings, trees
still remain important throughout the year for most of
the UK’s 16 species. Suitable trees
are becoming fewer and further between ...
How close to my house should a tree be?
In spite of
what you may read in newspapers or be told by insurance companies, there are no fixed minimum recommended distances that you should plant trees of
certain species from buildings. When choosing a tree or trees
to plant, you should give careful consideration to des...
What is the Helliwell system and how much is a “point”?
The Helliwell System is one of
several methods of
placing a monetary value on the visual amenity provided by individual trees
and/or woodland. It has been extensively used in court cases, insurance claims and public inquiries to place visual amenity values on individual tree...
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? ...
Arborists can attain a host of
qualifications, from City & Guilds CS tickets all the way up to Masters and PhDs. Depending on which aspect of
you want to work in you can find out what you need to do here.
Atypical Myopathy Joint Position Statement
Arboricultural Association and British Horse Society joint policy statement on: Felling of
in relation to Atypical Myopathy : A statement for arborists and horse owners Introduction It has been proven that trees
provide us with many benefits and have a sign...