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What is the minimum distance to plant trees from a house?

If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees which could potentially be affected by the development (including those off-site) should be assessed by an arboricultural consulta...

What practical qualifications and training do I need?

Legal RequirementsThe 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 ...

What regulations are there for handling of hazardous substances?

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002What is it?CoSHH applies to employers and the self-employed in order to reduce the risks of exposure to harmful substances. You are respons...

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, 2005What are they?The regulations aim to protect workers from risks to health from excessive noise and vibration...

What should I do if tree roots cause cracks in my driveway or drains and does it mean that my house will be damaged next?

Tree roots typically grow close to the surface, and it is not uncommon for them to develop on the underside of hard surfaces such as driveways, which can lead to cracks developing through physical ...

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 m...

What’s this fungus growing on my tree? Is it killing the tree and making it unsafe?

If your tree is showing symptoms of ill health, which may be related to pest or disease, cultural or other reasons, you can send samples to the following organisations for analysis. Or consider eng...

When and why do I need to do a risk assessment?

Risk AssessmentLegal RequirementsManagement of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSWR or ‘the Management Regs’) Regulation 3 requires every employer to make a ...

When is the bird nest season?

The ‘Bird Nesting Season’ is officially from February until August (Natural England) and it is recommended that vegetation works (tree or hedge cutting) or site clearance should be done...

Where can I find a registered contractor?

If the building work proposed requires planning consent, all trees which could potentially be affected by the development (including those off-site) should be assessed by an arboricultural consulta...