Health and Safety

Risk assessments are recorded for each operation to identify potential hazards enabling us to take positive steps to reduce any risk to persons and property and to ensure a safe system of work. All climbing and rigging equipment is regularly inspected and records are kept conforming with the HSE ‘Lifting Operations and Lifting equipment Regulations 1998’ (LOLER) and with the 'Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998' (PUWER). We are fully insured, public/products liability insurance to employers liability cover to five million pounds.

We are able to provide a Method Statement when required. All staff are trained, qualified and hold relevant certificates and work to British standard 3998.All staff work in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Arboriculture Associations’ publication ‘A Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and the HSE Working at Height Regulations 2005.We always ensure there is at least one First Aid trained member of staff available at all times.All our machinery and equipment is regularly updated and therefore, as safe and compliant as possible.

Cobra Bracing

The Cobra Bracing System is a dynamic tree support system specially designed to be flexible and shock-absorbing. The system was conceived in response to scientific research results.

Developed with practical scientific support for practical use, cobra has contributed to preserving valuable trees inexpensively and safely. Precise knowledge of a tree's vital needs played a decisive role in design of the system. If the tree is to strengthen itself, a shock-absorbing unit, which can be integrated with a cable, will support compensating growth by means of a defined, low-resistance oscillation.

After receiving international awards it is now used all over Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Thanks to its quick splicing features, Cobra can be used directly on site without any special tools.

Yew Tree Forestry Ltd has been successfully been using cobra bracing systems in the UK for a number of years, the diagram illustrates some of the more common installation techniques.