Health & Safety:
Personal, protective equipment.
At Discover Tree Climbing, safety is paramount. Each climber will be fitted with a harness and helmet. Climbers will be given full instructions and talked through the process.
All of our equipment is inspected regularly by our team before every use and also by a qualified LOLER inspector every six months.We source all of our equipment from local suppliers wherever possible, using trusted manufacturers in the outdoor industry. We have a great relationship with our local arb supplier Skyland Equipment https://www.skylandequipment.com/
We advise all climbers to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.
Discover Tree Climbing has public Liability insurance to £10 million.
All instructors are trained and experienced, have First Aid training and specific tree rescue training
The working procedures document is produced and verified in conjunction with top arborist industry professionals
The tree hazard assessment and risk assessment are carried out by trained instructors and have been verified by leading arborist industry professionals
All of our team are DBS checked, ensuring a safe environment at all times.
Who can climb?
Anyone of 6 years old and over can climb with us. However, you cannot climb if you are pregnant, are currently undergoing treatment for back, neck, heart or blood pressure problems, suffer from epilepsy or have had an operation within the last 12 months for an injury/condition which could be aggravated by any part of the activity. Any other relevant condition must be declared to our instructors before climbing. Contact us for clarification.
Social Enterprise: Discover Tree Climbing is a social enterprise, this means our primary aims are to benefit the community. We believe tree climbing can make a positive change in all people, improving fitness, enhancing concentration, fostering respect for the environment, reducing stress and bringing people together.
Institute for Outdoor Learning:
The Institute for Outdoor Learning is the professional body for organisations and individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others. We are driven by a vision of Outdoor Learning as a highly valued form of development, education and employment in UK society.