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.

chris padgettchris padgett
21:21 11 Oct 23
Would highly recommend Grasshopper. They were out with us today trimming hedges and filling in a gap where a part of an old hedge had died. They did a super job and the hedge looks great again. They were out with us twice previously pruning a pear tree. We have always found them to be extremely reliable, always come when they say. Also they really know their stuff about plants and trees, have very pleasant staff and the prices are reasonable. Will definitely use again!
Anne MeagherAnne Meagher
20:59 29 Sep 23
Grasshopper deliver a very reliable, consistent and competitively priced service to our development of over 100 houses with landscaped communal grounds. Weekly maintenance of front gardens and common areas is delivered by a friendly team. Always responsive to requests. We have also used Grasshoppers tree surgery services and found that to be very professional and efficient.
majella torsneymajella torsney
19:21 24 Sep 23
Excellent service. Stephen and the lads are sound and their work is always great. Have no issues in recommending them.
Margot ThereseMargot Therese
13:29 21 Sep 23
Damian transformed my garden in a morning form a bit of a mess into a much more manageable space. I'm delighted with future potential of the garden and look forward to working with Grasshopper services again. Worth mentioning impressive horticultural knowledge and a considered approach to pruning/removing plants. Thank you!
James GildeaJames Gildea
12:16 20 Sep 23
We live part of the time in Dublin and needed someone to look after our raised flower beds when we are away. We hired Grasshopper Services and have been very pleased with their work. Damian is the landscape specialist who works on our property. We are ever amazed at his knowledge of plants and their needs. He does an amazing job trimming and pruning and preparing the gardens for the winter. He also does an excellent job keeping the weeds at bay. We have a walled garden with no back entrance so Damian has to carry the waste through our Victorian rowhouse. He is very conscientious and careful when traversing our home. He is always on time. I would wholeheartedly recommend Grasshopper Services and especially Damian to look after a garden.
Anne BilyardAnne Bilyard
10:29 14 Sep 23
So pleased with the work carried out in my overgrown garden by Grasshopper Garden Services. Trees and shrubs were cut back with both care an aesthetic awareness to leave a beautiful and manageable area. The team were very professional and a pleasure to deal with, from the initial enquiry right through to the hard work carried out by Noel and Jason on the day.

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