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About Safety at Heritage

Heritage Tree Services is Arboricultural Association approved. This entails a vigorous examination of not only knowledge and working practices, but safe procedures in what is a particularly dangerous industry. The thorough understanding of procedure, both personal and team-safety, is an essential prerequisite, so that our valued clients are able to be rest-assured that all works will be carefully carried out. All works will be carried out in regards to personal safety and property.

We thoroughly brief our team on each job/project, including written specifications, supervision and backup from the office. The majority of staff are qualified with a current First Aid award and virtually every piece of equipment used on a job, from a chainsaw to a digger, will have a certified operator, who has been examined in safe use of this machine.

Each and every job/project has a detailed Risk Assessment and Method Statement. This is aligned, and refers back, to our Health and Safety Policy, which is comprehensive and covers every topic of activity from a simple workshop maintenance operation to felling large trees close to roads and buildings. The Health and Safety Document incorporates Industry Code of Practice and Arboricultural Association guidance notes. Subjects covered are carefully followed, such as the LOLER, PUWER and RIDDOR Regulations. Specific details are available upon request.

We also have a responsibility to ensure an adherence to The Wildlife And Countryside Act (1981 as amended), or The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations (2010) in the UK that may be encountered before or during arboricultural operations. We have £10 million Public/Products Liability Insurance with Zurich Insurance plc and £2 million Professional Indemnity with Catlin Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.