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Press Release: HSE Activity

Last Updated:  13/12/2017

Bartlett Tree Experts Chelmsford Office

Following publication of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report (link reproduced below) into an incident which took place on the 1st August 2016 The Arboricultural Association (AA) will be working with Bartlett’s Chelmsford office, at the earliest possible opportunity, to conduct a reassessment and determine that improvement actions from the HSE case have been fully addressed.

HSE Press Release

Health and safety is critical when working in such a dangerous trade and the Association would like to take the opportunity to remind professionals in the tree care industry to use best practice protocols to plan each job and work safely, please remain vigilant and attentive at all times.

  • Think ahead – risk assess and plan
  • Follow the Industry Code of Practice (ICOP) guidance – Free to download at
  • Ensure contingency measures are in place – first aid, emergency and rescue plans.

The free downloadable Industry Code of Practice sets out clear and concise guidance on the principles of managing tree work at height. HSE recommends the document to all arboricultural businesses “as a source of information that will help managers and arborists to plan their work and operate safely”.