Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors in Kent

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The ARB Approved Contractor programme is the exclusive accreditation scheme for Tree Surgery companies in the United Kingdom. By choosing an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, you are giving yourself peace of mind that your project will be conducted by a company that has endured a rigorous examination. This includes both quality of work and office procedures, as well as health and safety and constant professional development. 

Being an ARB Approved Contractor is a mark of quality. It assures clients that good, quality tree care is carried out safely and efficiently.

The ARB Association is a registered member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement), and it offers a recognised benchmark for arboricultural contracting throughout the UK and Ireland. It is often expected by local authorities and other big business organisations. Being an ARB-Approved Contractor is also of benefit in the domestic quarter as a sign of quality, assuring clients that good, quality tree care is undertaken safely and efficiently.

Here at SL TreeCare Ltd, we take exceptional pride in our ARB Approved Contractor status and strive to carry out every job with this in mind.

Why Should I Use an ARB Approved Contractor?

Professionals that you can trust – All approved businesses are thoroughly evaluated and pronounced qualified to conduct tree work to a high standard. 

The Arboricultural Association’s assessment of approved contractors is not limited to our knowledge of trees and tree maintenance. It also includes:

  • Our understanding and practical application of current arboricultural practice.
  • Compliance with the legislative requirements of arboricultural contracting.
  • Our compliance with health and safety requirements of arboricultural contracting (endorsed by the CHAS scheme).
  • High levels of service to clients through efficient business management.

As an Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor, we are expected to name a principal or manager who is accountable to the association for the company’s standards. 

The standard demanded by the association is very high, and as approved contractors, we are subjected to reassessments at frequent intervals to ensure that measures are sustained. Even the standards are periodically evaluated to ensure that they consider contemporary Arboricultural research conclusions, legislative and health and safety specifications, business practices, and customer expectations.

The association requires that approved contractors must hold insurances to levels appropriate to liabilities that their work may create. In all cases, Public Liability insurance to a minimum of £5,000,000 and Employers’ Liability insurance (as applicable) to an appropriate level proportionate to the size of the business is required. Professional Indemnity insurance, with a minimum of £500,000, may also be necessary if the contractor provides independent written advice.

Contact our accredited contractors, in Kent, to book your tree cutting service.

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