At LJN Ltd, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and welfare of our personnel, our clients and the public. Our involvement in tasks such as stump grinding, site clearance, hedge cutting, stump removal and general tree works can be dangerous at times, carrying with it a potential risk of personal injury and even property damage. That is why whenever we carry out any tree surgery job around Guildford or the surrounding areas, we do so with strict adherence to the relevant Health and Safety Regulations.
As professional tree surgeons, we carefully plan each job in advance, carrying out on-site risk assessments to ensure a safe working environment.
All our staff have City & Guilds training and hold LANTRA and NPTC certification, which help us to complete all tree surgery work in accordance with the current British Standard 3998. To help us achieve consistent and quality results on all tree works, as well as to comply with the current HSE, we follow a all guidelines and regulations.
Some of these include:
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
To meet the requirements laid out in Section 2 (3) of this regulation, LJN Ltd takes every reasonable measure to guarantee the health and safety of our employees and clients in the Guildford area, when performing stump removals, site clearances and general tree surgery tasks.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Certain tree works, such as stump grinding and hedge cutting, can expose our operatives to harmful substances. Breathing in sawdust or diesel fumes when using machinery during tree surgery tasks may result in health issues. That is why we take the necessary steps to reduce the impact of such substances.
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
Whether operating stump grinding machinery to carry out stump removals, chainsaws for tree felling or heavy machinery for site clearance projects, our company always provides our staff with the appropriate safety gear. Items such as ear defenders, gloves, helmets, visors or safety goggles and boots help to reduce the risk of personal injury to our personnel, when undertaking tree surgery works throughout Guildford.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER)
On occasion, we may require the use of climbing, lifting and lowering equipment, to help us with heavy loads or to enable our staff to undertake tree works at height. Whether using ropes and anchor points, karabiners, harnesses, rigging, cranes, tree spades or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) we plan and supervise all lifting operations, to make sure our staff carry them out in a safe and responsible manner.
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Whether for stump grinding, hedge cutting, stump removals, site clearances, tree felling or pruning, we often use powerful and potentially dangerous machinery. At LJN Ltd, our staff undergoes regular training to ensure that they remain up to date with the latest tree surgery techniques and technologies. This enables them to handle a wide range of equipment safely and professionally.
Work at Height Regulations 2005
When undertaking certain tree surgery tasks in the Guildford area, such as felling a particularly tall tree, we use rigging, ladders and harnesses which allow us to safely ascend a tree. Thanks to our training, once we are in position, we have the skill to safely operate chainsaws and other such equipment.