Tree Surgery, Hedge Cutting and Site Clearance in Thame | Our Tree Surgeons Always Comply with Health and Safety Regulations

At Altom Tree Care Ltd, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and welfare of our employees and Thame-based customers. Whether working at height to perform sectional dismantling or using powerful equipment for stump removals, we regularly engage in tree surgery that carries a certain level of risk. That is why we always perform a thorough risk assessment prior to any job undertaken.

Our tree surgeons have BTEC and City & Guilds qualifications, as well as NPTC certification for spraying, machinery and chainsaws. This enables us to safely carry out tree felling, hedge cutting and site clearance services in and around the areas we cover.

We also offer in-house training for our personnel to ensure they remain up to date with the latest techniques and equipment for their safety and that of our customers.

Making Health and Safety a Priority

We always adhere to the following regulations:

1. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Whatever kind of tree surgery job we undertake, we always conduct a site inspection and full risk assessment before we begin. This enables us to reduce the risk of property damage and personal injury to ourselves, our clients and passersby.

2. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992

When working with such tools as hedge cutting equipment and stump removal machinery, we insist that our tree surgeons always wear the appropriate safety gear. That is why Altom Tree Care Ltd provides every member of our team with helmets, gloves, ear defenders, safety goggles and other such items of PPE.

3. Work at Height Regulations 2005

Whether tackling site clearances around Thame, trimming tall hedges or performing general tree surgery, we often use equipment that enables us to work at height. Our extensive training and experience ensure we always use rigging equipment, ladders and climbing harnesses appropriately to reduce the risk of falling.

4. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002

Performing stump removals with grinding machinery and using hedge cutting equipment to trim hedgerows can create potentially hazardous substances like diesel fumes and sawdust. We equip our personnel with the appropriate gear to lower the risk of inhaling such harmful substances.

5. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

If, for whatever reason, our tree surgeons can’t use standard climbing equipment to scale a tree, we often resort to using mobile elevated work platforms. This enables us to prune and sectionally dismantle specimens that are too weak or unstable to climb, which makes site clearances and general tree surgery work far safer for our team.

6. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Our tree surgeons often use powerful machinery and equipment when tackling stump removals, tree felling and hedge trimming around Thame. Thanks to our comprehensive in-house training, along with the experience and qualifications of our personnel, we know how to handle and care for this equipment to keep it functioning safely and efficiently at all times.

By strictly adhering to these regulations and our company guidelines for health and safety, Altom Tree Care Ltd takes the appropriate steps to minimise the risk of property damage and personal injury. 

Our work can be hazardous at times, but we approach every job with the same care and attention as always. This enables us to achieve the highest standards of safety and workmanship.

Call our tree surgeons on 01844 339 833 or 07958 759 747 for safe and responsible site clearance, stump removal, hedge cutting and tree surgery in the Thame area.