Complete Access and Tree services Ltd aims to carry out all tree work in a safe manner, in accordance with the best industry practice i.e.NPTC & Lantra and within the framework of current legislation and guidance from BS 3998.
All CATS work activities are carried out in accordance with The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
A method statement or health and safety plan will be provided for all operations and will be used to provide operatives with the information on how the work is to be done and the precautions to be taken.
Plant and equipment can only be used by personnel who hold current certification or recognised training for the equipment.
CATS work activities are carried out in accordance with the Noise at Work Regulations and where possible noise is reduced to acceptable levels.
Vibration from hand held tools such as chainsaws and blowers is monitored and is kept to a minimum when possible. Operatives are briefed on the effects of vibration and the need to report defects in machinery in relation to this.
All accidents, incidents and near misses are to be reported, recorded and reviewed both on site and to CATS health and Safety director without delay. Processes can then be put into action to minimise the reoccurrence of such acts. It is both the site supervisor’s and the operative’s responsibility to ensure that this is carried out.
CATS will ensure that:
- All lifting operations are planned and managed correctly.
- All lifting equipment is used in a safe manner
- All lifting equipment is thoroughly examined before use.
All CATS access and lifting equipment is subjected to a thorough inspection every six months by a nominated competent person in accordance to the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations [LOLER].
CATS has a duty under COSHH regulations 1992 to prevent employees coming into contact with cause a hazard to health. CATS have COSHH data sheets and assessments for all chemicals, fuel or oil used on site. These are briefed before use and any PPE required is provided.
In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and PPE at work regulations CATS will provide and ensure that all operatives wear the necessary PPE.
CATS aim to minimise the risk of injury due to manual handling by identifying all hazards, making estimates of the risks and taking suitable precautions to reduce these risks. All work involving manual handling is planned and carried out in accordance with the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
The assessment of public protection requirements is undertaken as part of the site visit and any action to be taken will be noted in the method statement or health and safety plan.All signs, barriers and notices will conform to New Roads& Street Works Act 1991 Chapter 8 for works on the public highways.
A full copy of our operational procedures is available upon request.