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Arboricultural Association Press Release
An Official Press Release from the Arboricultural Association
13 December 2017

HSE Report

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 www.trees.org.uk
  • 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”.



Press contact: Stephen Hodsman (stephen@trees.org.uk) at the Arboricultural Association.



Notes to Editors:

The ARB Approved Contractor programme is the only comprehensive accreditation scheme for Tree Surgery businesses in the UK. Every approved business has been thoroughly assessed and found competent to carry out tree work to a high standard, with reassessments of each business taking place bi-annually. There are currently 270 ARB Approved Contractors operating in the UK.

The Arboricultural Association is the largest institution in the UK for tree care professionals. Since 1964 the organisation has been supporting arborists and promoting the benefits of trees. The association delivers professional standards and guidance, ensuring responsible management. There are currently over 2,500 members of the Arboricultural Association in a variety of membership classes.



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