Health & Safety

Caledonian Tree Services Ltd. prides itself on its high standards of health and safety at work. Forestry and Tree surgery are dangerous professions and as such, it is essential to employ fully qualified staff with a no-nonsense approach to health and safety.

All of Caledonian Tree Surgery staff are qualified to National Proficiency Test Certification (NPTC) standard, the industry recommended and approved qualifications.

We also work to Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) standard, the health and safety Executives recognised Industry best practice.

Risk assessments are produced for all jobs/operations undertaken and for all machinery used. Personal protective equipment, as recommended in AFAG guide 301 (Using petrol-driven chainsaws) and AFAG guide 308 (Top-Handled Chainsaws) are always worn when using chainsaws / carrying out climbing operations and all staff are First Aid Trained.

At Caledonian Tree Services we are proud of our exemplary health and safety standards and we strive to maintain and improve upon it.

On request, we can supply copies of our risk assessments, method statements and LOLER, PUWER, PPE inspection, COSHH and RIDDOR Assessments.

The following legislation applies to this industry:
  • Working at Height Regulations 2005
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • Manual Handling Operations 1992
  • Noise at Work Regulations 1989
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
  • Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997