Trees make a highly valuable contribution to the amenity and environment of your facility. However, being living assets, maintaining their health and reducing potential hazards is ever-changing, so dynamic systemised management is essential in meeting your legal obligations.
Trees form the largest natural element in urban landscapes and are the cornerstones of urban ecosystems.
They benefit the urban environment by moderating climate, improving air quality, reducing storm water run-off, consuming CO2
and storing carbon and providing shade as well as habitat and food sources for insects, birds and animals.
When it comes to reporting on trees, knowledge, experience and systemisation make all the difference
ArborSafe offers facility managers a superior range
of arboricultural consulting services, as well as the
most advanced tree management systems available
worldwide. Our reporting of tree hazards and risk
with remedial action guidance and cost estimates
via our systemised methods deliver significant
savings and assist you in directing limited funds
to the areas of greatest need and benefit.
We provide tree assessment services with expert
advice on a one-off basis, or as most clients prefer,
via detailed tree assessments with scheduled reviews
carried out by our experienced team of consulting
arborists. This delivers documented guidance through
skills and systems that are either not present in your
organisation or free up your human resources for
other core activities.
Our tree management systems and services include:
Tree inspections, reports and surveys.
One-off or scheduled hazard and risk assessments with documented actions, costs and status updates.
Tree inventory surveys and mapping.
Assessment and reporting options.
Budget estimates by tree, risk and site.
Day-to-day tree data management.
Updating history of work actions.
Tree and plant health advice.
Tree pest and disease guidance.
Ultrasonic tree scans and resistance drilling.
Construction impact assessments.
TPZ and SRZ mapping.
Tree valuation by tree or whole of site.
Tree preservation and master planning.
Site canopy cover mapping.
Species selection advice and supply.
OHS regulations in regard to trees
Trees can present significant hazards within their life span, creating serious risks if unidentified or
uncontrolled. Unfortunately, there are many tree related incidents nationally each year, with many civil cases
brought before the courts in relation to deaths and personal injuries caused by tree failures.
It is important for site owners and managers to know the legal requirements in relation to hazards and risks
posed by trees. OHS legislation and “Duty of Care” requires all persons in control of a business undertaking to:
Know the hazards present.
Document those hazards.
Seek to eliminate them.
If they can’t be eliminated, reduce the risk as far as is practicable using the Hierarchy of Control Measures.
Assess the reduction in risk from implementation of Control Measures.
Review retained hazards to ensure effectiveness of Control Measures.
ArborSafe’s unique combination of systems and services are purpose-built to help fulfil these requirements and importantly, give you ongoing, documented evidence of tree hazard identification and risk assessment, control measure guidance, scheduled reviews with expert assistance in relation to the trees on your site.
Talk to us about how we can help you manage the trees on your site