Did you know anyone can advertise themselves as a tree contractor?
A tree contractor is any person that enters into a contract to complete tree specific works for a client.
There are no minimum training, insurance, equipment or safety requirements for tree contractors which can leave you exposed to serious financial and legal risk if an incident occurs using an unqualified or uninsured tree contractor.
The Tree Contractors Association Australia provides the general public with a single-point of contact for finding a local tree contractor who:
- Is fully insured
- Has appropriate experience and training
- Abides by the TCAA’s Schedule of Rates
- Adheres to the Australian Code of Practice for Tree Contractors
Are you a contractor? Would you like to join the TCAA? Click here to view the TCAA’s Contractors page and find out more about our Association
Hiring A Tree Contractor – Safe Work NSW fact sheet.
If you are considering hiring a tree contractor, please considering reading this fact sheet provided by SafeWork NSW – Fact Sheet