Tree Surgery in Hindhead | Optimising Safety
Here at New View Tree Specialists, we have built our tree surgery services around safety. As tree surgeons, we recognise that the work we conduct carries inherent risks to ourselves, our clients’ property and the general public. With our strict adherence to HSE guidelines, however, we continue to carry out our work with a flawless record for safety. Whether it’s the use of heavy-duty stump grinding machines, powerful chainsaws for hedge cutting or maintaining public safety during a site clearance, we utilise more than 10 years of experience to offer our clients in Hindhead the ultimate peace of mind.
As tree surgeons with City & Guilds, Lantra and NPTC certification, we have also undergone industry-leading training and assessment in every area of tree surgery work. Below, we have listed how the Health & Safety aspect of this training influences our services on a daily basis.
HSE Regulations for Tree Surgeons
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 – Before we begin any kind of tree surgery service, we must undertake a risk assessment for the Hindhead site. This ensures that we perform stump grinding, site clearance and hedge cutting in as safe an environment as possible.
- Work at Height Regulations 2005 – Certain aspects of our tree surgery work involve working in the crown of a tree with a range of tools and machinery. These guidelines make sure that the climbing harnesses, ladders and similar equipment that we use for such work in Hindhead remain in optimal condition.
- Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 – These regulations play a vital role in minimising the dangers associated with stump grinding machines, chainsaws and other powerful equipment. By utilising these tools safely, we optimise safety across the entire Hindhead site too.
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 – PPE represents a cornerstone of our strict safety measures. From hedge cutting work to site clearance, we guarantee that our tree surgeons have the relevant safety helmets, hearing protectors, eyewear, gloves, boots and more to carry out their work safely.
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 – Potentially harmful substances such as sawdust and petrol fumes remain a by-product of certain tree surgery services that we undertake in Hindhead. To minimise any impact, we structure our training in adherence with this legislation.
- Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 – Some of the tree surgery, site clearance and hedge cutting work that we carry out requires the use of hydraulic lifts. By following these guidelines, we ensure that our tree surgeons operate such machinery in a safe manner.
Performing our tree surgery operations in line with HSE legislation offers us a safe platform from which to produce the outstanding results that we have become synonymous with.
Confident in the knowledge that safety isn’t an issue, our tree surgeons can concentrate fully on the stump grinding, hedge cutting or site clearance operation at hand.