Qualifications and Insurance

Qualifications

James holds the following qualifications:

Hadlow College First Diploma in Horticulture - Distinction

BTEC First Diploma in Horticulture - Distinction

Hadlow College National Diploma in Horticulture - Distinction

BTEC National Diploma in Horticulture - Distinction

City and Guilds NPTC PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides

City and Guilds NPTC PA6A - Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment

City and Guilds NPTC CS30 - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross cutting

City and Guilds NPTC CS31 - Fell Small Trees

City and Guilds NPTC CS38 - Climb Tree & Perform Aerial Rescue

City and Guilds NPTC CS39 - Use Of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness

Lantra Training Award Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross cutting

Lantra Training Award Fell Small Trees

Lantra Training Award Climb Tree & Perform Aerial Rescue

Lantra Training Award Use Of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness

Lantra Training Award Use Of Wood Chippers

IPAF Operation of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) - Cat 1b Static Boom & Cat 3b Mobile Boom

*** All Certificates are available to view upon request***

Insurances

Public Liability - £5,000,000 - Gardening, Tree Surgery, Hedge Cutting and Landscaping

Employers Liability - £10,000,000

Professional Indemnity - £5,000,000

Regulations and Legal Requirments

KENT Gardening adheres to the following regulations which cover the tree surgery industry and are a legal requirement within the UK:

1 - LOLER (Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations) - By law all operatives working at height using ropes and harnesses including all devices for this application must be thoroughly examined by an independent inspector every 6 months for PPE and every 12 months for lowering equipment. I only use certified equipment designed for use in arboriculture.

3 - PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations)

4 - PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment Regulations)

5 - MHSWR (Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations)

6 - MHOR (Manual Handling Operations Regulations)

7 - COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)

8 - Noise at Work Regulations 1989

9 - Work At Height Regulations 2005

We also read and follow AFAG (Arboricultural and Forestry Advisory Group) Guides of best safe practice

KENT Gardening carries out all pruning work to British Standard BS3998:2010

We are registered with the Environment Agency for waste carrying - Waste carriers license Reg No CB/MM3785MG