The Arboricultural Association is an industry lead body in the world of tree surgery. By choosing an Arb Association Approved Contractor (ArbAC) you are affording yourself peace of mind that your job will be carried out by a company that has undergone a rigorous examination of everything from quality of work to office procedures, health and safety to continual professional development.
The Arboricultural Association is a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations.
When you require any tree work it is always recommended to use a qualified and competent tree surgeon.
ArbAC (Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor) is a national tree surgery competence accreditation scheme operated by the Arboricultural Association.
Acme prides itself on being Arb Approved Contractor status and endeavours to carry out every job with this in mind.
Why choose an ArbAC ?
Tree work operations, also known as arboriculture, require a high degree of technical competence, supported by training and experience. For this reason tree work should only be undertaken by qualified and competent tree surgeons that are experienced to undertake the type of work you require. It is unfortunate that the tree industry today has far more than its fair share of ‘less scrupulous’ contractors. Often price is the only determining factor for many customers with quality and best value being overlooked. This is a short sighted approach and often means trees are damaged irreparably and will eventually lead to more expensive and remedial works in the future. Engaging an ArbAC (Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor) will avoid this.
Here are some of the reasons why it’s a good decision to choose ArbAC contractor:
- ArbAC means choosing a service which operate to the highest industry standards!
- Tree owners can rely on an ArbAC for appropriate advice and services.
- They’re regularly tested (every 2 years) by the Arboricultural Association to ensure that their operations on-site are at the highest standard.
- They’re checked for professional business management, paperwork and customer liaison processes to ensure high levels of service are given.
- Their staff are fully qualified and highly skilled and have a continual training programme in place.
- They’re properly insured for both the employees and for public liability (£5m) – for it’s customers peace of mind ensuring they don’t become liable!
- Tree work is carried out to British Standards 3998:2010 Recommendation for Tree Work.
- They operate safely with appropriate protective clothing and equipment that is regularly tested and maintained and is fit for use.
- Are CHAS Accredited – which means they are regularly assessed to ensure that all its operations and procedures are to Health & Safety Executive and industry requirements.
- They’re up-to-date with industry changes and implement those within the business if necessary.
- Have the relevant and appropriate communication methods and procedures in place.
- An ArbAC has shown quality tree care and has been assessed and approved by the nation’s largest representative arboricultural body.