QUALIFICATIONS & INSURANCE

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QUALIFICATIONS & INSURENCE

Fully Qualified Tree Surgeons in Ipswich, Provided By Lovelandtreecare

Our Ipswich Tree Surgeon Qualifications: for your Peace of Mind

All tree surgeons at Lovelandtreecare are qualified to N.P.T.C and LANTRA standards. These qualifications, displayed below, are the industry’s standard certifications which provide proof that a tree surgeon has reached a minimum standard of proficiency.  Lovelandtreecare makes the number one choice for all your Ipswich and Suffolk tree surgeon needs.

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Fully Qualified Tree Surgeons in Ipswich, Provided By Lovelandtreecare
Our Ipswich Tree Surgeon Qualifications: for your Peace of Mind

N.P.T.C Qualifications Explained
(City & Guilds National Proficiency Test Council)

Ground-Based Units Staff At Lovelandtreecare Hold.
Unit 201 previously CS30.1 – Maintenance of the chainsaw (th)(Level 2).
Unit 202 Previously CS30.2 – On-Site Preparation and Cross (th)Cutting (Level 2).
Unit 203 Previously CS31 – Fell and Process Trees (200-380mm)(th)(Level 2).
Unit 301 Previously CS32 – Fell & Process Trees (Over 380mm )(th)(Level 3).

Aerial Rescue Units Staff At Lovelandtreecare Hold
Unit 206 Previously CS38 Unit 1 – Climb a Tree (th)(Level 3)
Unit 306 Previously CS38 Unit 2 – Conduct Aerial Rescue (th)(Level 3)

Aerial Tree Units Staff At Lovelandtreecare Hold
Unit 308 Previously CS39 – Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (th)( Level 3)
Unit 309 Previously CS41 – Undertake Arial Tree Dismantling Operations (th)(Level 3).

Stump Grinder & Woodchipper (Lantra Certified)
Wood chipper certified & trained staff
Stump Grinder Certified & trained staff

The licenses above are the industry standard, a tree surgeon must hold all of the above licenses to be able to legally perform tree surgery as part of their job in the UK. If your tree surgeon does not hold the above licenses you may find you will be liable should they make any mistakes and cause injury or damage on your property.

For example, if you require a tree to be removed in excess of 380 mm a tree surgeon will need the license unit 301 medium and large tree felling. When a tree surgeon attempt to fell a large tree over 380 mm using only the unit 203 small tree felling license, they are not competent to do so. If you employ the services of a tree surgeon that is not suitably qualified you may foot the bill should something go wrong?

In the eyes of the law and insurance companies, a tree surgeon providing a professional service must adhere to UK law including the health & safety at work act as well as PUWER which places a duty of care on a tree surgeon to be competently trained and qualified for the tasks undertaken.

First Aid at Work FAW Trained Tree Surgeons

Refresher Training Explained.
Every 5 years staff at Lovelandtreecare attend refresher training on all of the above certificates to maintain industry best practice. When employing the services of a tree surgeon a customer should check their tree surgeon is insured, qualified and up to date. Don’t just take it on their word seek proof and retain copies of city and guilds NPTC certificates. Also, check-in date insurance covering tree surgery before the work starts to fully cover yourself.

Why is this so important ?. If a tree surgeon has an accident or damages your property or a third party the insurance company covering that tree surgeon will ask if they are qualified and competent to have carried out the work. Something like outdated certificates could hinder a successful claim against an improperly certified tree surgeon if it is a condition of their insurance

PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is:

suitable for the intended use
safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate
used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training
accompanied by suitable health and safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices
PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment Regulations)
Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work.

PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

Work At Height Regulations 2005

HSAWA (Health & Safety At Work Act)
MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)
MHOR (Manual Handling Operations Regulations)
COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations)
FAW (First Aid at Work)
Tree Service Equipment is checked every 6 months for PPE and every 12 months for lowering equipment that comes under LOLER regulations. It is inspected by an independent LOLER inspector to ensure its safety.

Failure to have equipment LOLER certified and in date would render any claim through fault or accident void from an insurer’s point of view. Customers must check they employ tree surgeons with certified equipment to make sure they are covered insurance wise should something go wrong.

Noise at Work Regulations 1989
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations) came into force for all industry sectors in Great Britain on 6 April 2006.

The aim of the Noise Regulations is to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).

Lovelandtreecare follows AFAG (Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group) guidelines.

Lovelandtreecare carries out pruning operations to BS3998 2010 (British Standards).

Site-specific risk assessments and method statements are carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations.

Useful Links:
Lantra Awards
City & Guilds
N.P.T.C (National Proficiency Test Council)
Trading Standards
Writtle College
BSI (British Standards Institute)
RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
Horticulture Week
HSE (For Tree Surgery)
The Woodland Trust 
Lovelandtreecare Hold £5 Million Pounds Public Liability
Lovelandtreecare holds full liability insurance which is available upon request. In the event of an accident, customers can rest assured in the knowledge that they are fully covered by a comprehensive insurance policy. 

Formal Woodchipper and stump grinder training is a legal requirement under PUWER – the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.

The licenses above are the industry standard, a tree surgeon must hold all of the above licenses to be able to legally perform tree surgery as part of their job in the UK. If your tree surgeon does not hold the above licenses you may find you will be liable should they make any mistakes and cause injury or damage on your property.

For example, if you require a tree to be removed in excess of 380 mm a tree surgeon will need the license unit 301 medium and large tree felling. When a tree surgeon attempt to fell a large tree over 380 mm using only the unit 203 small tree felling license, they are not competent to do so. If you employ the services of a tree surgeon that is not suitably qualified you may foot the bill should something go wrong?

In the eyes of the law and insurance companies, a tree surgeon providing a professional service must adhere to UK law including the health & safety at work act as well as PUWER which places a duty of care on a tree surgeon to be competently trained and qualified for the tasks undertaken.

Tree Surgery Regulations Lovelandtreecare Adhere To

PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)

These Regulations, often abbreviated to PUWER, place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also places responsibilities on businesses and organizations whose employees use work equipment, whether owned by them or not.

PUWER requires that equipment provided for use at work is:

suitable for the intended use

safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate

used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training

accompanied by suitable health and safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy, clearly visible markings and warning devices

PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment Regulations)

Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work.

PPE is equipment that will protect the user against health or safety risks at work. It can include items such as safety helmets, gloves, eye protection, high-visibility clothing, safety footwear, and safety harnesses. It also includes respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

 Work At Height Regulations 2005

 HSAWA (Health & Safety At Work Act)

MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)

 MHOR (Manual Handling Operations Regulations) 

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)

LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations)

FAW (First Aid at Work)

Lovelandtreecare Equipment is checked every 6 months for PPE and every 12 months for lowering equipment that comes under LOLER regulations. It is inspected by an independent LOLER inspector to ensure its safety.

Failure to have equipment LOLER certified and in date would render any claim through fault or accident void from an insurer’s point of view. Customers must check they employ tree surgeons with certified equipment to make sure they are covered insurance wise should something go wrong.

Noise at Work Regulations 1989

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations) came into force for all industry sectors in Great Britain on 6 April 2006.

The aim of the Noise Regulations is to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).

Useful Links:

Lantra Awards

City & Guilds

N.P.T.C (National Proficiency Test Council)

Trading Standards

Writtle College

BSI (British Standards Institute)

RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

Horticulture Week

HSE (For Tree Surgery)

The Woodland Trust 

Lovelandtreecare Hold £5 Million Pounds Public Liability

Lovelandtreecare holds full liability insurance which is available upon request. In the event of an accident, customers can rest assured in the knowledge that they are fully covered by a comprehensive insurance policy. However, with a 100% clean record for health and safety and a commitment to conducting rigorous risk assessments for each and every project, it should never be needed. It is vitally important to check your tree surgeon has a full insurance cover; failure to insist on checking this could result in being seriously out of pocket should something go wrong.

Feel free to contact us and learn more about our contracting services.

 

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