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 encoura...
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 ...
I do not know who owns a tree, which is causing me concern – who do I contact?
Local Councils do not hold records of land ownership, and
therefore cannot advise on the ownership of trees, you should contact the Land Registry who hold details of land ownership. A charge is made for this service.
How can I diagnose problems with my tree?
If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, samples may be sent to the following organisations for analysis. Please note: charges apply for these services. The Forestry Commission and
its tree health di...
Sexual Discrimination, Harassment or Victimisation at Work: Legal Pointers
Please remember if you would like to talk to the Women in Arboriculture Group about a situation you or a colleague are experiencing working in the industry we can be contacted on email@example.com Under The Equality Act 2010 (the "Act"), you are protected from...
What are the regulations for working at height?
WORKING AT HEIGHT REGULATIONS 2005 Introduction After some well publicised delays, the Work at Height Regulations 2005 came into force on 6 April 2005. They implement the European Temporary Work at Height Directive (2001/45/EEC) , and
are intended to reduce deaths an...
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...
What regulations are there for handling of hazardous substances?
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 What is it? CoSHH applies to employers and
the self-employed in order to reduce the risks of exposure to harmful substances. You are responsible for taking effective measures to control exposure and
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...
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...