What The Letters Mean

AA - nothing to do with alcohol or cars—the Arboricultural Association
ISA -  International Society of Arboriculture

HSE - Health & Safety Executive— you’ll meet them if you get it wrong!

AFAG - Arboriculture & Forestry Advisory Group– safety guidance leaflets

CE - Conformité Européene; the European standards which ensure equipment sold is safe and fit for purpose

BS - British Standard; the UK’s authority on quality control standards for all safety critical equipment and guidance documents for best practice

WLL- Working Load Limit; the maximum working capacity of an item of equipment can safely carry or hold in the correct configuration

SWL - Safe Working Load; the older version of WLL—applied more often to engineering



MBS - Minimum Breaking Strength; the minimum applied force or load at which the item can be expected to fail

MBL - Minimum Breaking Load; the minimum applied load or weight which will cause the item to fail

SF - Safety Factor; 

  • PPE - Hardware 1:10, Textiles 1:14; 
  • Non PPE - Hardware 1:5, Textiles 1:7.

HaSaWA - Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

PPE -  Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992

LOLER - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

PUWER - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

RIDDOR - Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995

WaHR - Work at Height Regulations 2005

Home Powered By CMSimple Home
Good Tree Surgeon Telephone: 07796 600200 Email: info@goodtreesurgeon.co.uk

A2A Affordable Web Design - SMS Marketing - Affordable SEO & English Lakes