Every educational establishment needs a professional tree survey
All public areas that have use, such as the general grounds of a school, colleges, nurseries, children’s day care facilities, educational units or universities, require an inspection regime to cover grounds, open spaces and trees. Importantly, the school has a legal and moral responsibility to ensure this is implemented, regardless of how many trees there are on the grounds. Some tree defects such as deadwood, split or fallen branches, cavities and decayed timber are all visible signs that a tree presents a reasonably foreseeable risk of injury to the public. This includes the staff, the children, parents, tradespeople and visitors. Defects like this can also pose a problem to the buildings, properties and vehicles. The health and safety of all should be always remembered. It is hard to know if trees are in good condition or whether they pose a health and safety threat. Structural weaknesses in trees are not always apparent obvious. If you are not sure what your legal responsibilities under the law are, or how to best to manage the risk from trees contact Arborfield Tree Care for further assistance.
The law states – ‘The school owes a duty of care to all people who may be injured on school premises and should take reasonable care to avoid a reasonably foreseeable risk of injury to persons or property. We can carry out all work safely both whist the education establishment is in use or during holidays, term breaks or inset days. We can offer a comprehensive range of service including site inspections, tree felling, tree removal, dead wooding, crown reduction, crown lifting, crown thinning, stump grinding, stump removal, tree pruning and hedge pruning and maintenance.