New H&S guidance for arb and forestry workers

The Arboriculture & Forestry Advisory Group has enlisted two new members to look at health and safety issues for tree workers.

Alex Laver, a member of the International Society of Arboriculture, joined alongside Imogen Mole, representing the National Association of Tree Officers.

The advisory group, which was set up by the Health & Safety Commission (now HSE) to deal with arboriculture and forestry, also announced the completion of two new research projects.

A representative said the Forestry intervention appraisal and evaluation framework, and Rigging and dismantling techniques in arboriculture would inform future guidance.

The reports will be published later this year on the HSE's research webpage, he said, adding that revised guidance by his group on tree-climbing operations was nearly complete.


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