Health & Safety

Tree surgery is an extremely high-risk activity and requires comprehensive understanding and compliance with health & safety legislation. The main risks faced by tree surgeons are the use of dangerous equipment, falls from height, injuries from falling trees or branches, exposure to sawdust and other volatile substances that can cause respiratory problems. Here at Grasshopper Tree Care, we take Health & Safety extremely seriously carrying  out an on-site risk assessment and team-brief upon arrival of each site.

To carry out these complex and dangerous tasks we use ropes, harnesses and other related equipment so that we can carefully control the decent of all branches and timber. This equipment must be regularly inspected and records are kept.

We are fully insured and are able to provide method statements and specific site risk assessments for any commercial and domestic work.

All staff are trained, qualified, hold relevant NPTC certificates. They are also all equipped with the relevant PPE that should be used in tree surgery. All staff work in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Arboricultural Associations’ publication ‘A Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and the HSE ‘Working at Height Regulations 2005’.

All the full time staff are first-aid qualified and there is at least one member of first-aid trained staff on site at any one time. All our machinery and equipment is regularly maintained, serviced and inspected and therefore, as safe and compliant as possible and we also work to the noise and vibration limits set out by HSE. Grasshopper Tree Surgery provides the latest advice and the best in health and safety planning to make sure that there is no risk to the public, property or indeed any wildlife.

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