Health & Safety
ACME ARB Ltd adheres to Health & Safety:
- The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Management of Health & Safety at Work Act 1992, this includes RIDDOR
- The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
- COSHH Regulations
- LOLER Regulations
- Work at height regulations
All operatives are NPTC qualified for the tasks they undertake and carry CSCS cards where appropriate.
When working on or near highways, buildings or public spaces, appropriate coning, guarding and signing is erected for the safety of the operatives, road users and the general public in accordance with chapter 8 (signing & guarding)
ACME ARB is committed to protecting the natural environment. We try to have as little impact as possible on the surrounding landscape and minimise disturbance to the wildlife and their habitat.
We always leave our sites tidy
We recycle as much waste as possible in the form of mulch, chips and logs. Biodegradable lubrication oil is used for all chainsaws and we avoid out-dated practices that are detrimental to the long term survival of the trees such as topping, and the flush cutting of limbs
- What we already do:
We use biodegradable chainsaw oils at all times
- We always give advice for the best practice of pruning trees for their long term health and appearance
- Where convenient for the customer (woodlands etc) we leave as much waste on site as is practical in the form of habitat piles to reduce the impact we have on the area and to encourage wildlife.
- We try to have as little impact as possible on the surrounding landscape and minimise disturbance to the wildlife and their habitat. We now use pedal power, where possible, when providing customers with our free written quotations to reduce diesel pollution.
- All our waste from tree work is recycled currently back into gardens and allotments as wood chip or for wood burning stoves after being seasoned and split or is used for crafts such as joinery and wood turning. All remaining wood chips are stored and then collected to be used by the national grid as fuel for power stations to help meet the carbon foot print reductions for the country.
- Our home office is now heated by a wood burning stove and electricity is partially provided by solar panels. We have invested in a larger truck for big tree removals to reduce traffic pollution caused by unnecessary repeated trips across the city.
What we are aiming to do:
- We are looking at growing our own dwarf stock fruit trees and will be offering 1 tree per job on any removals to the customer free of charge. As most removals are due to inappropriate tree planting due to the size and proximity to buildings or permanent structures we believe the dwarf stock fruit trees are a great way to maintain a variety of British trees in their former numbers.
- We are looking at the feasibility of changing our road vehicles and chippers to bio-diesel fuel.