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Safety Guide 1: Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

This leaflet provides an overview of safety guidance
for anyone who is required to carry out tree climbing operations. The guidance is summarised from the Technical Guide on the subject (TG1): Tree Climbing and
Aerial Rescue
.

It contains notes on good practice which are not compulsory but which you may find helpful in considering what you need to do.

It is assumed that if you are applying the principles and guidance laid out here, then the decision that it is necessary to climb the tree has already been made.

For guidance on making that decision, reference should be made to the Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture: Tree Work at Height (ICoP). Climbing
should only be undertaken when it is not reasonably practicable to do the work from ground level or from a platform, in that order.

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