Man on tablet in field

Seeking Safety in Forestry

Posted on: 3rd November 2020

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 advice call Natalie direct on 07595 067858

What our customers think

Excellent staff
Excellent everything was explained and understood. Staff very helpful.

Michael - 08 November 2020

Good service
Great service and would recommend.

07 November 2020

H&H do the job!
We are not so good at responding to first emails - even though all information is always provided in a clear way, with timelines. We appreciate H&H for following up with us. Because of their work, we have not missed an important deadline yet. We have used H&H for years - because they are good at what they do. We need yo thank them!!

06 October 2020

If H and H continue provide competitive Farm Insurance, giving the required cover but at a lot lower price than other providers, I can certainly recommend them. I found out about H and H because another farmer recommended them to me.

Rory - 18 October 2020

I've renewed my house and contents insurance again with H&H Insurance Brokers; Cameron Johnston provided an excellent service and the policy is very competitively priced.

Nina - 07 October 2020

Great as always
Straight forward great prices why would you go anywhere else

07 October 2020

Negotiated the cost well. Pleasant staff.

06 October 2020

All ways helpful and prepared for all situations.
Always ready to discuss different situations and prepared to help at any time. Staff always friendly and helpful.

Brenda - 06 October 2020

First class service

David - 06 October 2020

Did her very best to help
Very helpful

04 September 2020

Luke Conn - Goodman @ H & H was nothing but helpful right from the word go, he was polite and tried to understand our business . H & H were recommended by a friend and they were a pleasing experience compared to other companies i had tried. I have already recommended H & H and yes i will hopefully use them again.

03 September 2020

Excellent resonance service over many years

03 September 2020

Great Service
It is always a pleasure to see Edith from H&H who has looked after us for a long time. She always makes sure we have the appropriate cover in place.

John - 03 September 2020

Excellent service and knowledge

Sue - 03 September 2020

Professional and knowledgable
Knowledgeable, helpful and friendly

Paul - 03 September 2020

Good service
Service was good

Gordon - 04 August 2020

five star very good very helpfull

04 August 2020

Very helpful and efficient

Mandy - 04 August 2020

Comprehensive
Comprehensive, helpful and good at guiding you though the best cover for you. Offered far more than previous insurer

Victoria - 04 August 2020

First class service and attention to detail with good customer care

04 August 2020

INDEPENDENT REVIEWS FROM FEEFO