Look out for Tree Surgeons with this mark, it means peace-of-mind.
An ARB Approved Contractor (ArbAC) is a business that has been assessed by the AA, has met and continues to uphold the AA's Standards (both the ArbAC standard relevant to the size of the business and the AA's Codes of Ehics and Professional Conduct).
Nearly 40 years ago the AA established its Approved Contractor scheme to set the standard for tree work - an industry not regulated by government but one that cares for the largest living organisms on the planet in some of the most hostile growing enviroments.
In 2012 the scheme attained ISO 9001 (UKAS) accreditation in recognition of its quality managment systems and is now a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum, the 'umbrella' organisation for recognised health & safety schemes in teh U.K) This brings furher acceptance and credibility to its scheme members as the national standard for arboricultural contracting businesses.
All ARB Approved Contractors are:
Fully insured against liability
Trained and qualified
Provide tree maintenance to British Standard Bs3998 and endorsed by recognised industry bodies
Contractors listed in the Arb Association directory listing have submitted their businesses and their tree work to the Arboricultural Association for assessment and have been found competent to provide arboricultural contracting services to clients.
- The Arboricultural Association's assessment of Approved Contractors is not limited to their knowledge of trees and tree maintenance but
- Their understanding and practical application of current arboricultural practice
- Their compliance with legislative requirements of arboricultural contracting
- Their compliance with health and safety requirements of arboricultural contracting (endorsed by the CHAS scheme)
- Their high levels of service to clients through efficient business management.
Each Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor is required to identify a principal or manager who is responsible to the Association for the company's standards. The standard required by the Association is very high and Approved Contractors are subject to reassessments at regular intervals to ensure that standards are maintained. The standards themselves are regularly reviewed to ensure that they reflect contemporary arboricultural research findings, legislative and health and safety requirements, business practices and customer expectations.
The Association requires that Approved Contractors within this directory must hold insurances to levels appropriate to liabilities that their work may generate, and in all cases Public Liability insurance to a minimum of £5,000,000 with a maximum excess of £250 in any one incident. Employers' Liability insurance (as applicable) to an appropriate level commensurate with the size of the business is needed. Professional Indemnity insurance, to a minimum of £500,000, may also be required if the contractor provides independent written advice.
Green Co has been an ARB Approved company since 2014, MD Tom Taylor is one of the youngest professionals in the industry to gain this accreditation at 24 years of age showing his and Green Co's dedication to providing top quality tree work to its clients.
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