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Please note that the health and saftey requirements for any given operation will be heavily dependent on site conditions and the operation to be undertaken. This general advice is not intended to replace site specific expertise and should not be treated as such.
Some considerations are relevant to all operations to create a safe and efficient working environment:
The main requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 is that employers carry out risk assessments to assess possible risks and identify action to eliminate an control them, including but not exclusively:
Employers also need to:
Further guidance and practical advice are available from the Tree Work pages of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website. A number of publications, including practical AFAG (Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group) guides, can be downloaded from the HSE Tree work – Free leaflets page.
For machinery related information, you can also obtain guidance from the equipment manufacturer, supplier, and agent.
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