We currently hold several accreditations and undergo regular re-assessments to ensure our high standards remain in place but what exactly do these accreditations mean? Read on to find out more:
TREE SURGERY OPERATIONS
Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors
The ARB Approved Contractor scheme offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland and is increasingly required by Local Authorities and other large commercial organisations. ARB Approved Contractor is also of benefit in the domestic sector as a quality mark assuring the client of good quality tree care undertaken safely and efficiently.
CHAS Accredited Contractors
CHAS is the established market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. The scheme is available to clients (organisations looking to hire competent contractors) and to contractors who want to offer their goods and services to client organisations.
SMAS Accredited Contractors
Since the launch of SSIP, many Clients and Principal Contractors now adopt an SSIP approach to H&S pre-qualification and will only use contractors who hold a valid and in date certificate issued by an SSIP Member Scheme. Holding a valid SSIP Member Scheme certificate means that a contractor has demonstrated their capability by meeting the SSIP ‘core criteria’.
ACDC Register Accredited Contractors
Being part of the ACDC Register ensures that you are committed to best practice, you are joining an established accreditation body that you can trust and you are being guided and assessed to the very highest standard of quality within the industry.
Trustmark – Government Endorsed Standards in Tree Surgery – Accredited Contractors
TrustMark is the only Government endorsed scheme for almost all trades in and around the home. Registered firms are awarded with their accreditation after thorough vetting and on-site inspections to ensure the firm is raising industry standards.
Using TrustMark ADR Service
In the unlikely event that you are not happy with our services provided, by law, we are required to inform you that TrustMark provides an alternative dispute resolution service that would be competent to deal with any dispute that may arise.
We have chosen to participate in the TrustMark alternative dispute resolution service, and as such, should you wish to use this service, you must do so by sending an email to: Disputes@TrustMark.org.uk, by telephoning: 0333 555 0334 or by writing to TrustMark at TrustMark House, 5 Prisma Park, Berrington Way, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 8GT.
TREE CONSULTANCY OPERATIONS
Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Registered User
Matthew Shute is a registered user of The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system. The QTRA system applies established and accepted risk management principles to tree safety management.
Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association
Matthew Shute (M.Arbor.A) is a professional member of the Arboricultural Association. Membership no PR00669. Professional membership is open to anyone who has at least 2 years of industry experience at a professional level. Professional members must hold at least a Level 5 qualification in arboriculture or have demonstrable equivalent experience. As with all Arboricultural Association memberships, members are bound by their Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. It also demonstrates a high level of expertise, capability, integrity and industry awareness.