Health and Safety are paramount to every aspect of our Tree Surgery Services
Health and Safety is a very important and serious subject within the Arboricultural sector and we, as an industry, are always under close surveillance by the Health and Safety Executive. Since our formation in 1997, I have always ensured our operations are undertaken as safely as possible and that all relevant safety guidelines are adhered to at all times, without exception.
Ensuring the welfare of all our employees, clients and the general public is of paramount importance to me and to enable Myers Tree Care to do this we undertake rigorous internal and external training programmes on a regular basis. Before any arboreal work can be started by our tree surgeons and other operatives, a full risk assessment is undertaken no matter how small the job is. This ensures that all the necessary steps are taken to ensure a safe working practice is employed and that any persons other that the employees of Myers Tree Care are kept clear of the work site.
All staff are placed on courses relevant to their working role within the company, some of the courses they have attended and gained certification are as follow:
- Health and Safety Awareness
- NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council) Units, Chainsaw operations and maintenance Aerial Rescue Wood Chipper Operation, Stump Grinder Operation.
- IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Operation of Truck Mounted and Self Propelled MEWPs (Cherry Pickers)
- ABC Response Training Immediate Response First Aid Training
- Certification for the operation of Mobile Cranes
- Chapter 8 Road Traffic Act, Signing, Lighting and Guarding
- Manual Handling
- LOLER Thorough Inspection of Arboricultural Equipment
- Risk Assessment for Commercial Arboriculture