Working Practices

Working Practices

Health and Safety

SE Harris Tree Services Ltd has in place an accepted Health and Safety Policy which can be inspected at any time. Tree surgery is a high risk business and as a result we take health and safety extremely seriously. The team are all trained in health and safety aspects and each job is meticulously thought out, planned and risk assessed prior to commencement. The team are briefed prior to the start of the job and a risk assessment and method statement are carried out.

To carry out tree surgery safely we use ropes, harnesses and other related equipment. This equipment is regularly inspected and records kept conforming to HSE Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and with the Provisions and Use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER).We ensure we comply to the Work at Height Regulations 2005. 

The vehicles and machinery required to carry out tree surgery work are regularly maintained and updated and as compliant as possible. We work to the noise and vibration limits set by the HSE.    

All staff are fully qualified for the work they carry out and hold the relevant NPTC certificates. All required PPE is provided and worn and a rescue climber with aerial rescue NPTC certificate is always present during climbing work. To support this we use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure the work we undertake is managed in the most efficient and safe way. For example, we use an advanced bluetooth communication system which enhances safety for climbers, groundsmen and the public.

All staff are first aid qualified so there is always a trained member of the team able to offer first aid at any time.

S E Harris Tree Services Ltd are fully insured with a public liability insurance to £5,000,000 and employers liability insurance of £10,000,000 through Trust Insurance Ltd. A copy of this insurance is available if details are required.

We hold a waste carrying license, issued by the Environment Agency in order that we may carry green waste of any description.