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I'm worried about the safety of my tree - can a Council's tree officer come and inspect it? If not,   Council Tree Officers are not in post to give independent advice to the public about their trees or to recommend individual contractors or consultants. We advise residents to seek help and advice when they are concerned from professionals who are approved by a recognised body...
 23/11/2015      11:54
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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 ...
 24/11/2015      09:03
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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...
 25/11/2015      07:26
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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...
 25/11/2015      07:49
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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 information and training.  Provision and Use of Work Equi...
 25/11/2015      09:40
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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...
 25/11/2015      10:08
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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...
 25/11/2015      10:15
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Are there any regulations I should be aware of governing the use of lifting equipment?  Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 What is it? LOLER is a set of regulations that apply to employers, the self-employed and people in control of, or managing, lifting operations. LOLER is aimed at ensuring all lifting operations are properly plann...
 25/11/2015      10:34
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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...
 25/11/2015      10:49
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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 ...
 25/11/2015      11:00
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