Here at WJ Kent Tree Surgeons Ltd, we understand that every aspect of the tree surgery we conduct in Banstead carries an inherent risk. Whether it’s working at height on a crown reduction, carrying out directional tree felling or meticulously planned tree reductions, the positions we put ourselves in and the machinery we use requires significant, and ongoing, training in compliance with Health & Safety legislation. With a comprehensive background in safety measures for tree work, we not only ensure that our tree care services and arboricultural work remains safe, it also gives us the perfect platform to produce our very best results. From the creation of our wood chips to complete tree removal, our clients can rest assured that we know how to keep them, their property and ourselves safe.
But don’t simply take our word for it. We’re always willing to prove our credentials. We have NPTC certification as well as a proven track record stretching back over 25 years. All reputable tree surgeons happily take the time to put their clients at ease, and we strongly recommend avoiding those that don’t.
We have taken a closer look below at some of the HSE legislation we adhere to as tree surgeons in order to maintain safety during tree work services in Banstead and the surrounding areas.
Safety Legislation for Tree Surgery Services
- Work at Height Regulations 2005 – This legislation provides a cornerstone for every aspect of safety relating to our tree care services and arboricultural work. These regulations ensure the ongoing safety of essential equipment used to work at height, such as climbing harnesses and ladders. This allows our tree surgeons to carry out crown work, tree reductions and tree removal with the utmost safety.
- Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – In regard to tree surgery, this legislation relates to the safe use of chainsaws. Elements of tree removal, tree reductions, tree felling and the creation of our wood chips involve the use of this powerful tool. Having completed rigorous training to the standards set in these regulations, our personnel minimise the potential hazards of using chainsaws.
- Person Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992 – As a safety conscious company, we ensure that our tree surgeons head out to sites in Banstead with a complete set of PPE. With the required safety helmets, eye protection, hearing protectors, boots and gloves, our team undertakes tree care services and arboricultural work in complete confidence.
- Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – From the delivery of large quantities of wood chips to carrying out tree reductions, tree removal or tree felling, WJ Kent Tree Surgeons conducts risk assessments and site inspections at Banstead locations. The findings of these reports allow us perform any kind of tree surgery in as safe an environment as possible.
- Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 – Certain tree surgery services that we perform, including tree reductions, tree felling and tree removal, require us to utilise a hydraulic lift. Having undergone extensive training in compliance with this legislation, our tree surgeons perform their tree work at height with all necessary safeguarding of our clients and their property.
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – In many cases, we create certain potentially hazardous substances as a by-product of our tree care services and arboricultural work. The majority of the time, these substances take the form of petrol fumes from chainsaws and sawdust from various tree surgery services and the creation of wood chips. By working in adherence with this legislation, we reduce the impact these substances can have.
As a locally trusted company, our full compliance to regulations also applies to protected trees.