Aerial work

What you need to know

Aerial tree work is a hazardous occupation resulting in many injuries each year. Work off the ground that involves lifting and lowering people or loads, including work-positioning techniques, will be subject to the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) and the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) also lifting equipment in arboriculture.

What you need to do


Professional chainsaw operators working in forestry and arboriculture must be trained and competent to carry out the work they are required to do. Information on the current qualifications is available from the awarding bodies Lantra Awards and City and Guilds N PTC also SIM 01/2004/02 Changes to the training and assessment of chainsaw operators

Responsibilities of ground staff during aerial tree work