Health and Safety

Branching Out Tree Surgery fully understands the risks and safety considerations involved in undertaking tree work. Branching Out Tree Surgery has a health and safety policy, including risk assessments, and undertakes a site specific risk assessment at a customer’s property prior to undertaking any work. All the company’s equipment is inspected on a regular basis including LOLER inspections of climbing equipment by a LOLER inspector. All staff are fully trained and qualified as required by their various job roles, are first aid trained and have attended a manual handling course specific to the industry.


Branching Out Tree Surgery holds both public liability and employer’s liability insurance to the value of £10 million as required by law.


Branching Out Tree Surgery is a registered waste carrier with the Natural Resources Wales as required by law. A waste transfer note is provided to customers when garden waste is removed from a customer’s property.

Planning Authorisation

Customers that have a significantly mature tree or whose trees are within a conservation area may find that a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) is in place. Branching Out Tree Surgery will always ascertain whether any restrictions apply and can undertake the necessary paperwork to seek authorisation to undertake tree work. Any work undertaken on trees protected by TPOs without gaining authorisation from the Local Planning Authority can lead to a heavy fine.

(Documentation relating to qualifications and insurances are available to view upon request)