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Managing Risk from Falling Trees - Seminar programme

Duration - 2.5 Hours

Arrive 09:30 - 09:45

Programme

09:30 - Coffee

10:00 - Start

  • A brief overview of the legal framework
  • The Health and Safety Executive
    • Management of risk from falling trees - Sector Information Minute 01/2007/05
    • The Tolerability of Risk Framework
  • Reasonable practicability and proportionality in risk decision making
  • Considering the benefits of trees as well as the risks
  • The National Tree Safety Group guidance
  • Coffee break (20 minutes)
  • Prioritising risks
  • The tree risk assessment process
    • Desktop study
    • Drive-by assessment
    • Walkover assessment
    • Tree inventories
    • Detailed inspections
  • Avoiding the inappropriate use of risk matrices
  • Quantifying the risks
  • Instructing a tree risk assessment
  • Questions and discussion

12:15 - Coffee and networking

12:30 - Finish and depart