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Tree safety measures while working in Reading-Berkshire
Tree safety best practices are critical for anyone working with trees in the United Kingdom. Many of the same principles apply to tree work throughout Europe, but there are some unique considerations that must be taken into account when cutting, pruning, or felling trees. Make sure you engage a professional company of Tree Surgeons in Reading and Berkshire.
First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that all workers have the proper training and certifications to handle any tree-related activities. Tree surgery requires specific qualifications and experience, so if you’re hiring someone to do any kind of tree work, make sure they possess the necessary skills and experience.
The second essential step is to conduct a thorough audit of the area. Before starting any work on a tree, it's important to identify potential hazards such as dead wood, loose branches, rotten stumps and unstable ground. This assessment should involve an experienced professional who can identify potential danger zones and ensure that all risks are minimized before beginning any cutting or pruning operations.
It’s also essential to take into account local regulations regarding tree protection orders (TPOs). Trees protected by a TPO require special permission from a local authority before carrying out works on them or they may be subject to a hefty fine. If you're unsure whether your project requires permission or not then contact your local authority beforehand for guidance.
When carrying out any work on trees in the UK it’s also important to think proactively about safety precautions such as using protective equipment like hard hats and gloves, using secure ladders or scaffolding when necessary and being aware of falling debris around power lines or people below. It's also wise to create temporary barriers around the site while working with trees near public footpaths or roads.
Finally, after completing tree-related works make sure to properly dispose of waste materials such as leaves, branches and other debris in line with local regulations. Landfill sites often require special permits for disposing green waste materials so check with your local council first for details about their requirements for proper disposal.
Kings Tree services follow all these simple safety steps when working on trees in the Reading and Berkshire areas, our staff are all City and Guilds qualified and we have adopted these safety procedures for over 20 years. The company has a wealth of knowledge in gardening and can offer advice on plants, shrubs and soil conditions. We also maintain shrubs and hedges ,and also supply wood chip mulch and soil for your garden.
Please call us with any questions you may have about getting a quotation from our Tree Surgeons in Reading for your garden work.