We specialise in carrying out tree surgery, arboricultural, horticultural and landscaping services

Risk assessment


Risk assessment

Tree Reports & Risk Assessments, Regular tree reports and tree risk assessment helps the tree owners move their own legal obligations, the tree surgeon becomes totally responsible for the health and safety aspects.

R W treecare carries out the risk assessment for commercial clients and private homeowners before any work is commenced. This ensures all risks and health & safety is reported, to allow the tree surgeon full reports on the risks.

Why do you need a risk assessment

Under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, you have duty of care to make sure your trees are properly maintained for structural health and condition.

You there will need a risk assessment to ensure you have taken reasonable duty of care.

    The Risk Assessment Tree Report is carried out where:

  • tree poses a threat of a third party
  • trees exhibit a structural signs of decline
  • required by lenders before they finalise mortgages
  • required by insurance companies
  • trees are implicated as the cause of subsidence
  • support is required in tree related disputes

  • Tree risk assessment can:

  • draw up a Tree Safety Policy for owners and their agent
  • carry out Tree Risk Assessment surveys
  • recommend remedial works
  • capture information digitally
  • carry out internal decay detection tests
  • carry out chlorophyll test
  • carry out internal decay detection tests

  • To understand the liability a risk assessment report:

  • Draw up a Tree Safety Policy
  • Carry out Tree Hazard Assessment surveys
  • Recommend remedial works
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Prioritise work
  • Carry out internal decay detection, thermal imaging, climbing inspections and chlorophyll fluorescence testing on suspect trees

  • Tree Safety Policy will define management objectives which, depending on the nature of the site, will provide a reasonable balance between safety and conservation, risk and public access. For example it will then identify high risk areas according to frequency of use and specify different inspection levels for different areas.

    A typical Tree Risk Assessment will be carried out from the ground:

  • Location
  • Tree Number
  • Tree species, size and age class
  • Physiological and structural condition
  • Preliminary recommendations - which may focus on moving the target, rather than remedial tree work, climbing inspection or internal decay detection, thermal imaging, and chlorophyll fluorescence testing and will prioritise action recommended.
  • date of next routine inspection

  • Recommendations for remedial work will take into account:

  • The target - i.e. property, people and frequency of use
  • The magnitude of risk the size of tree, or limb
  • The probability of failure occurring before the next inspection

Why Choose Us

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R W treecare services offer the best services, we don't cut corners every job it professionally completed.

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We talk to our customers and help give them the right advice for their trees or large hedges.

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Our tools and staff are all top of the range.

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We turn up on time and complete the job in hand as quick and efficiently as possible.

Many Years of Expertise in Tree Surgery & Arboriculture

We cover Peterborough, Spalding and Cambridgeshire surrounding villages and over the boundaries into Stamford, Lincolnshire.