Man on tablet in field

Seeking Safety in Forestry

Posted on: 9th February 2021

Being such a hazardous industry, it goes without saying that those working in forestry and arboriculture require the right cover. From the use of high risk machinery to working alone or at height, forestry exposes operators to many potential dangers, and with Scotland and the North of England proving to be regions increasingly active in forestry, H&H Insurance Brokers are keen to emphasise the imperative need to ensure that you and your staff are totally covered, should the worst happen. Due to the high risks and dangers associated with the forestry and arboriculture sector, there has been a scarcity of specific expertise and knowledge which has resulted in limited access to insurance policies that fully meets the industry’s requirements.

Following increased demand across the area over the years, however, H&H Insurance Brokers have researched the market and grown its services to now offer tailored and niche support for the forestry and arboriculture industry. Natalie Carr, Account Executive at H&H Insurance Brokers, highlights why: “When things go wrong within this industry in particular, the stakes are often extremely high in more ways than one. Tragically, serious injuries and fatal accidents within the sector are not uncommon, which is why it is so profoundly important to consider the safety of all workers at every possible stage in each process. From tree surgeons and arborists to contractors and groundworkers, risks can present themselves in many ways.

“Given this year has already presented the majority of us with considerable challenges and uncertainty, now more than ever we need to be certain that operators within this high-risk industry are not exposed to any unnecessary hazards. At H&H Insurance Brokers we have a strong background in agriculture and forestry, and can support your business to ensure that you and your employees are fully protected. Our ultimate aim is to help reduce the risk of an incident occurring, to the lowest possible level.”

Finding the right insurance policy in the industry can often prove challenging, as insurers may place restrictions on height limits and values of machinery. However, with their access to truly specialist markets for this trade, H&H Insurance Brokers reports a growing base of clients of tree surgeons, forestry businesses, and arboriculture specialist, who seek specific policies which account for their higher risk. 

Considering key ways to safeguard your business and workers, Natalie continues: “Ensuring risk assessments are all correct and necessary legislation is up to date is essential, as well as including all site-specific liability documentation.  Additionally, given our position as an independent broker, we’ve even been able to cover younger drivers on forestry machinery and vehicles, which is great news given the current context. It means young people won’t be locked out of the arboriculture job market because businesses are worried about insurance.”

For specialist advice call Natalie direct on 07595 067858 or email her with your enquiry. 

What our customers think

As the country is in a state at the moment I was impressed that H & H got in touch with the annual quote and the members of staff who help were very helpful.

Donna - 09 February 2021

very helpful service

03 February 2021

Very helpful
Very efficient company and staff were very helpful with any queries that I had . I will be using them again next year as I find the quote very competitive.

David - 02 February 2021

outstanding service
Very efficient speedy knowledgable and professional

Murray - 02 February 2021

First Class
First class service both from Edith down to Caroline. No question arrangement is a problem.

Sirs - 02 February 2021

Always very helpful
They are always helpful and good at answering any queries effectively.

02 February 2021

Good friendly service. Can't be beat on price .no problems putting a claim in.

Stpehen - 02 February 2021

Exceptionally friendly service & great quote
I phoned twice to get a quote for house insurance & spoke to Cameron & Lee. Both were exceptionally friendly & gave a great service.

David - 02 February 2021

Excellent customer service
Excellent, straight forward service.

Natalie - 02 February 2021

Very good
Haf who did the paperwork was very good, she was efficient without being pushy. Anything I wanted to know she found out and let me know immediately. She is very pleasant to deal with

Gwyneth - 02 February 2021

Fantastic service
Easy to communicate with

02 February 2021

Both personal and professional with detailed information and efficient communication

Douglas - 02 February 2021

Would recommend

10 January 2021

Excellent service fast and hassle free kept up to date

Christopher - 08 January 2021

H&H Insurance.
they found me a good insurance at the right price .

Eric - 07 January 2021

They were supportive, persistent, patient and affable - and we concuded the business successfully. I would recommend them to anyone.

Richard - 07 January 2021

Excellent and speedy service
Anyone we spoke to was well informed and very helpful

07 January 2021

The whole experience easy from start to finish. Everything was explained to me before making my decision. Very helpful staff. Definitely recommend to others!

07 January 2021

Easy to deal with and efficient
Yes definitely

07 January 2021

Good prompt reply
Good prompt responses to questions and enquiries and they try hard not to be beaten on price.

07 January 2021