It isn’t unusual to find companies claiming to specialise in tree surgery when, in fact, they are either underqualified or have no experience at all. When customers in Camberley call upon our tree surgeons for felling, crown reduction, stump grinding or hedge cutting work, they’ll be dealing with qualified personnel with current industry certification.
Tree surgeons undergo intense training to meet NPTC directives and industry regulations. Our own tree surgery company only hires operatives with skills in chainsaw use and maintenance, the correct climbing and aerial rescue skills, experience in the use of stump grinding and hedge cutting machinery and, ultimately, a full set of arboricultural skills.
The last thing we’d ever want to do is endanger the welfare of our Camberley clients or cause damage to their property and surroundings. For this reason alone, Branch Management Tree Services maintain a small but highly skilled team of tree surgeons conversant with all modern and traditional tree surgery working practices.
Choose tree surgeons on a basis of price and you could encounter the following:
• Accidents and Injury to People
• Damage to Surrounding Property
• Damage to Trees and Hedges
Even the most reputable tree surgeons will experience difficulties in their work but it is still extremely rare for accidents to happen. All tree surgery, stump grinding and hedge cutting projects undertaken in Camberley by our own company are backed by public liability insurance. Choose tree surgeons who bypass overheads and insurance, and you could find yourself liable to injury or damage cause to third party persons and properties.
Like most service sectors, tree surgery is tightly regulated. Tree surgeons must have qualifications in place through the National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC). As an absolute minimum, you should only consider tree surgeons in Camberley and Surrey who hold the following certificates and who are prepared to present them to you on request:
• CS30 – Chainsaw Maintenance, Site Preparation and Cross Cutting
• CS31 – Felling and Processing Small Trees
• CS38 – Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
• CS39 – Safe Chainsaw, Rope and Harness Use
Additional qualifications for property owners in Camberley to consider is First Aid at Work certification, degree-level qualifications and membership to the RFS or RHS. The tree surgeons you choose should also be competent in the use of stump grinding machinery and hedge cutting tools. It can take years for a reputable person to gain the correct tree surgery certification and this explains why they are more expensive than unqualified personnel.
It makes absolute sense that you’d only want experienced tree surgeons performing arboricultural work at your Camberley or Surrey property. Even if you are considering one of our competitors, we still want you to be safe and to have a positive outlook on our industry. We recommend that you ask the following questions before hiring a tree surgery company:
• Are you fully insured?
• Do you work to BS3998:2010 standards?
• Which qualifications do your tree surgeons have?
• Are you members of any professional organisations?
• Can you provide references and testimonials?
• Are you qualified to use chainsaw and stump grinding machinery?
• Are you trained in responsible hedge cutting?
Branch Management Tree Services have an excellent reputation throughout Camberley and Surrey, and this reputation has been built on the provision of safe and ethical tree surgery practices. Call us today to request a free, no-obligation quotation for tree felling, tree removal, crown thinning, stump grinding, hedge cutting and a complete service range.