McWalter Tree Surgery
Henfield Road | Albourne, East Sussex BN6 9DE | 0798 029 9796

Ben McWalter Tree surgery and tree surgeon


© Ben Mcwalter Tree Surgery Legislation: legislation and the law



© Ben Mcwalter Tree Surgery Legislation: legislation wood fell



© Ben Mcwalter Tree Surgery Legislation: legislation

Legislation relevant to tree works includes:

  • Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (L.O.L.E.R.) and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R.)
  • BS 3998:1998 and 5837:1991

The most significant pieces of legislation affecting tree work are the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, under which Tree Preservation Orders (T.P.O.s) are made, and the Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations which imposes statutory controls on tree works in Conservation Areas.

These Acts stipulate that before work is carried out to protected trees either consent is granted by the Planning Authority or a Notice of Intention is served on the Authority.

McWalter Tree Surgery can issue all necessary notices to gain consents.

The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 affords protection to nesting birds and roosting bats. All tree works are carried out with regard to this legislation. Bat Awareness Course attended.

Planning Authorities will require all tree works to be carried out according to best practice, the British Standard 'Recommendations for Tree Work' B.S. 3998:1989 which we at the Arb. Assoc. have been involved in rewriting to provide a more up to date standard to use in guiding tree works.

"Everything I requested was done professionally, promptly and tidily. Completely satisfactory."

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and many subsequent linked Acts and Regulations impose strict controls on tree works and the people carrying out those works. All works carried out by McWalter Tree Surgery conform to all current legislation and regulations including training, first aid, inspection of equipment and P.P.E.

Ben McWalter Tree Surgery is committed to continuous training in all legal matters and developments ensuring that all work is carried out legally and to best practice.

All work is covered by fully comprehensive Public Liability Insurance Policy to a limit of £5 million.