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Products and Techniques for Controlling Pests on Woody Plants

Insects and mites are part and parcel of the natural landscape, and unfortunately for you and your plant life, they are voracious herbivores, meaning that their feeding habits affect the aesthetic beauty of your plants, as well as severely weakening and damaging their natural structure.

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 18th May 2017
A Guide to Workwear PPE regulations

If you employ outdoor workers, then your responsibility for keeping them safe involves ensuring they are provided with the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Posted By Paul George on Friday, 31st March 2017
What is CE Approval and why it Matters?

CE marking directives apply to all manner of products, as well as the machinery, tools and personal protective equipment used in the outdoor workplace. From kettles and kids toys to cableway installations and construction products, CE certification covers it all.

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Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
A Guide to Workplace Noise and Ear Protection

In this short guide, I want to look at ear protection, why it’s important and what the law says when it comes to ensuring your workforce are wearing appropriate ear defenders. Let’s start then by looking at why ear protection is important.

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Posted By Paul George on Sunday, 5th March 2017
A Guide to Chapter 8 in the Traffic Signs Manual
Chapter 8 is of significant importance to tree surgeons and arborists, who are often temporarily working on the roadside.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Sunday, 5th March 2017
A Guide to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)

LOLER regulations apply to any employer or self employed person who is providing or using lifting and lowering equipment at work.

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 16th February 2017
A Guide to Chainsaw Safety Best Practice
There are many uses for chainsaws in outdoor work but undoubtedly the most common area in which you’ll find chainsaws at work is in tree surgery. Whether it be corrective or maintenance pruning, removal of dead or unstable branches or dealing with tree diseases, there are plenty of reasons why tree surgeons may be required to use chainsaws to remove parts of the tree or even fell the tree entirely.Read More
Posted By Paul George on Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Rope Safety, Working Loads and Breaking Strains

I’ve spoken on these pages before about the importance of good rope care, such as keeping your rope clean, using a rope bag and properly coiling your rope. All these good practices will help ensure your rope has a healthy long life but as important as this is, it’s also essential to understand when your rope needs to be replaced.

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Posted By Paul George on Saturday, 7th January 2017
5 Health and Safety Tips for the Outdoors Workplace

For arborists and tree surgeons, working outdoors means taking all the necessary precautions and using the best certified arborist gear and equipment to stay safe and prevent serious injury as well as doing a good job.

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Posted By Paul George on Thursday, 5th January 2017
A Guide to Tree Felling Licensing

For the most part, it's necessary to obtain permission from the Forestry Commission before felling growing trees. This permission is given in the form of a licence or via approval from a Dedication Scheme. In any case wherever and whenever you wish to fell a tree, it's essential to apply for permission via a licence or Dedication Scheme, to avoid potential prosecution.

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Posted By Paul George on Friday, 11th November 2016

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