South Lodge, Beenham,
Reading, RG7 5LR

T: 0800 774 7914
M: 07763 745 414

Health & Safety and Accreditations

Health & Safety

Our Health and Safety Policy states that Fernoak fosters a positive health and safety culture to maintain high standards of health and safety as a moral and commercial pre-requisite.

We are committed to:

  • Completing suitable and sufficient risk assessments
  • Maintaining safe and healthy working conditions at all times
  • Providing and maintaining safe plant equipment, including all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Ensuring safe handling and use of possible harmful substances
  • Ensuring that all staff members are fully competent to carry out their tasks and given adequate training, instruction and supervision
  • Accreditations

    ARB Approved Contractors The ARB Association vet our Company policies, procedures and compliance. This accreditation is assessed on the BS 3998 British Standards for Tree Work and ensures compliance with current legislation and the protection of wildlife and the environment.

    NPTC City & Guilds provide vocational courses to test the competence of its applicants, awarding certificates in forestry, tree work and maintenance. Arboricultural industries recognise NPTC accreditation as an official mark of excellence.

    CHAS Accreditation - Focus on Health and Safety, assessing Companies on training, competence and inspections. As accredited contractors, we conduct all tree surgery through maximum safety and are fully trained in Emergency and Forestry first aid.

    Checkatrade - With a perfect score through Checkatrade and a Customer of over 10 years, we deliver a service that is guaranteed to perform to our customer specifications. With a strict procedure, the Checkatrade scheme makes sure that references, best practices and qualifications align.

    TrustMark - Licensed by the government, TrustMark exists to supply peace of mind to homeowners in need of reliable tradesmen. As a registered business, Fernoak comes fully recommended for value and customer service.

    Buy with Confidence - Approved by the Trading Standards, this scheme performs a series of background checks to ascertain the fairness of the service delivered. With this vote of confidence, our customers can contact us for arboricultural services knowing that we have been vetted.


    ARB Approved
    Buy with confidence
    City and guilds