As vastly experienced tree surgeons, Absolute Tree Care recognises that our services hold an inherent amount of risk. Whether we work at height during hedge cutting and tree removal work or use powerful machinery such as chainsaws and stump grinders, every member of our team requires training in adherence with various Health & Safety regulations. Not only does this allow us to produce our best possible results in the Oxford area, it guarantees a safe environment while doing so. In order to ensure that our tree surgery, diseased tree removal and site clearance services meet these safety standards, our tree surgeons receive regular training in line with up-to-date HSE legislation.
Our customers in Oxford can be sure that the tree surgeons representing Absolute Tree Care hold the required qualifications and experience to perform to current safety regulations.
For an insight into the safety criteria we have to meet during our tree surgery services, we have listed some of the legislation we comply with below.
1. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 – As reputable tree surgery specialists, we furnish our team with the relevant PPE they require for their job at hand in Oxford. The full range of equipment we supply includes boots, gloves, protective eyewear, hearing protectors and safety helmets. We carry out site clearance work, diseased tree removal, hedge cutting services and much more in complete confidence.
2. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – In regard to tree surgery operations, this legislation refers to the safe use of chainsaws. Elements of tree felling and dismantling, stump removal and other tree surgery services require the use of this potentially dangerous tool. In order to minimise the hazards linked to chainsaws, our tree surgeons undergo extensive training in line with these regulations.
3. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – We create potentially dangerous substances as a by-product of the tree surgery services we carry out in the Oxford area. From site clearance to diseased tree removal, these substances most commonly include sawdust and petrol fumes. Following training in compliance with these regulations, our personnel lessen any possible risks.
4. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 – With certain tree surgery services necessitating work at height, we sometimes need to utilise hydraulic lifts. With a thorough understanding of these regulations, our tree surgeons undertake services at height while maintaining optimal safety for themselves, our clients and their property.
5. Work at Height Regulations 2005 – These regulations represent a cornerstone covering every aspect for the safe running of our company. Of particular importance, they focus on the condition of the equipment we use at height, including harnesses and ladders, ensuring they remain in optimal condition. This allows us to carry out hedge cutting, site clearances, diseased tree removal and any other tree surgery service safe in the knowledge that we have entirely safe tools and equipment.
6. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – As with all reputable tree surgeons, Absolute Tree Care conducts site inspections at, and produces risk assessments for, every site we work on in Oxford and beyond. These regulations allow our team to perform site clearance work, hedge cutting services and diseased tree removal in the safest environment possible.