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Case study: Badgers left unbadgered

Quick look Date: November 2018 Location: Address: Corsindae House, Midmar (near Inverurie), Aberdeenshire, Scotland OS grid ref: NJ 686 088 w3w: ///converged.crowns.left Branch: Scotland (headed by Paul Hanson) Client: SSEN Crew: Richard Air, Richard Blake, Ian Alexander, Brian Jarett, Owen Jamieson, Chris Baird, Roddy Milne & Chris Muldoon Equipment: MEWP, long reach tools, chainsaw, woodchipper Summary: bts Group was due to clear vegetati...

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bts is hiring: Suffolk-based contract support administrator

This is an opportunity to work within a growing, dynamic company in Needham Market, Suffolk.  37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis. Competitive salary, depending on qualifications and experience. The company bts Group is a tree surgery firm with a specialist niche. We cut trees and vegetation near to electricity lines and many of our clients are distribution network operators (DNOs). We’re part of the RSK Group of companies.  Our head office – where this role is ba...

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Storm Ciara: bts arborists help get the UK back on-grid

Storm Ciara battered the UK over the weekend, toppling trees and cutting power to more than half a million homes across the country. The storm brought down trees in alarming numbers with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain compounded by the wet autumn and winter. Months of wet weather saturated the soil, leaving root systems struggling to stay anchored in gales. Many of these fallen trees, along with branches torn loose by the wind, crashed into power cables, cutting power to homes and busine...

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bts responds to two-rope ruling

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) clarified rules on two-rope climbing in the arboriculture industry. bts Group Ltd worked fast to comply. HSE announced in autumn 2019 that it would enforce Working at Height Regulations, Schedule 5, regarding the need to work with two independent lines installed over two independent anchors. Common interpretation of the existing rules was too loose, HSE decided, as many arborists felt that two-rope working increased risk in many situations – and ther...

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Midnight mission: bts tackle A12 in night-time road closure

Quick look Summary: bts Group Ltd and UK Power Networks secured power lines on the A12 after a road accident caused major damage near Colchester. Date: 9-10 Jan 2020 Client: UK Power Networks Crew: 16 tree cutters Equipment:  Floodlights, headlamps, spider MEWP   Details A London-bound driver hit an electricity pole taking a service line down across both carriageways. UK Power Networks acted fast to secure the site and restore the power supply,...

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New year, new talent: bts welcomes Norfolk area manager

bts Group Ltd welcomes Sam Ash as its new area manager for Norfolk. Sam begins the new year in a new role, starting at bts from January 2020. She brings years of experience managing infrastructure operations, joining bts from her position as operational hub co-ordinator at Claret Civil Engineering (partnered with Anglian Water). She held similar roles in the oil and gas industry. As area manager for Norfolk, Sam will work with UK Power Networks to keep service lines clear and safe, deploying s...

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bts Group Ltd joins RSK Group Ltd

Suffolk based tree firm bts Group Limited is joining RSK Group Limited, one of Europe’s fastest growing environmental services companies.  bts, one of the largest UK firms to focus on utility arboriculture, works for electricity distribution companies, utility and environmental agencies across the UK.  bts Group will continue under the management and leadership of Halley McCallum, and its current directors. The sale includes two sister companies of bts – tbf Traffic...

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Local tree surgeons provide hospice with free tree work

bts Group, the largest independent provider of tree surgery in the UK, helped a local hospice to make its funds go further by carrying out tree work free-of-charge. St Elizabeth Hospice needed to clear trees and vegetation to make space to improve the car parking for those visiting loved ones at the hospice. The hospice approached Needham Market based bts and asked for help.   fter assessing the site, arborists Tom Roberts and Chris Old volunteered to give up their Saturday morning...

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