The UK’s Arboricultural Association has issued a draft version of its revised ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height’ for consultation.
The document – which was first published in 2015 – has made a number of editorial and technical revisions to reflect new legislation and developments, with the most significant changes affecting: 2.8.4 Cranes, 2.8.6 Personal fall protection systems: 2.9 Working positioning and rope access, and 2.11.6 Equipment performance specifications.
The association is now asking for feedback on the revisions with any comments to be submitted by Friday 17th January. If you would like to submit any comments on the draft you can do here: Arboricultural Association Survey
The ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (ICoP)’ was developed to provide guidance for tree care professionals on the planning, management and supervisory requirements for safe work at height for tree work operations. The association hopes that the guidance will help increase productivity, while reducing the risk of injuries and fatalities.