The Arboricultural Association has released a ‘draft for consultation’ for the first of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the revised ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height’ (2nd edition 2020).
It is designed to replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401/402’.
It is aimed at practicing, trained arborists and their supervisors and is due for publication in the autumn of 2020.
After a long period of discussion and negotiation, addressing concerns raised by HSE, consulting with industry and the wider sector it is hoped that the document finds the right balance of practical, compliant and professional guidance.
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