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What to ask when hiring a tree surgeon

July 23, 2020 1:07 pm

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If you need the services of a tree surgeon, but have never used one before, you may be wondering how you can tell if they are up to the job or not. There are some major points to look out for and here they are:

Check they have important qualifications. The main organisation for the accreditation and competence of tree surgeons is called the National Proficiency Tests Council. To be confident of a job well done and relevant experience, you should look for the following certifications:

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CS30 involving the correct maintenance of chainsaws, secure preparation on site and cross-cut skills

CS31 which includes logging and dealing with smaller trees

CS38 climbing a tree and carrying out work at height

CS39 – How to operate a chainsaw from a rope and harness

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This certificate is not required but anyone operating as a tree surgeon should hold one, so that they have adequate training in the unlikely event of injury. There are many professional tree surgeons with the correct training and certification, so you do not have to use one that is untrained. Contact a Tree Surgeon Essex here https://www.benchmarklandscapeltd.co.uk/tree-surgeon-essex/

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Ask about additional accreditation

A tree surgeon could have all kinds of relevant training and association memberships, so do not be afraid to ask. Perhaps they hold specialist titles, are a trained arborist, or a certified NPTC approved contractor of the Arboricultural Association, for example.

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