15/12/2020 Last Modified: 26/11/2021
This series of Safety Guides has been developed to help operators and those responsible for their supervision, e.g. the ‘Competent Person’, to identify the key safety points in relation to activities involving tree work at height.
Each Safety Guide relates to a specific range of activities, and is derived from a Technical Guide of the same title. In each Technical Guide, the beginning of each technical section starts with a Safety Checklist and all of these checklists have been compiled to create the Safety Guides available here:
The Safety Guides provide notes on good practice and are set out as a check list which may be helpful in considering what you need to do. They are not a substitute for adequate training or for the full Technical Guides. They can be used to monitor activities on site and as a record of auditing and any actions required.