Tree & Scrub Clearance

RWB Group is RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) and OHSAS, ISO accredited company.
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Tree Cutting & Scrub Clearance

RWB tree and scrub clearance solution will help your rail network maintain peak performance, manage fire risks, and ensure safety across the rail operation for all its workers and customers. RWB Group works with overground national and regional rail networks and local light rail networks. Our service includes manual and mechanical cutting and clearing of scrub, trees, and tree limbs.

Our tree and scrub clearance operations can be arranged ahead of rail inspections or planned track maintenance. While planned tree and scrub clearance aim to remove or reduce the number of incidents of downed trees or branches, we understand that you may need an emergency or disaster response. Our team is standing by and ready to respond to storm-related tree and branch clearance, resolving tree debris as safely and quickly as possible.

Tree And Branch Clearance

Trees and branches must be cleared from obstructing or encountering infrastructures such as the track, signals, overhead power lines, level crossings, and signage.

Our vegetation management services include:

  • Vegetation and weed clearance
  • Tree and branch cutting back or removal
  • Debris and rubbish clearance

Reactive Tree And Scrub Clearance

Our primary focus is to ensure critical parts of the track are maintained to ensure safe train operation and the safety of railway staff, pedestrians, and track maintenance personnel.

It is essential for all rail networks to maintain the visibility of vital pieces of trackside infrastructure such as signals, signs, and level crossings. To achieve this visibility, we remove branches that overhang the track and could potentially impact trains, carriages, loads, and power lines or cause problematic high leaf fall during autumn.

Track maintenance is a preventative approach with many benefits. On an operational level, it is easy to budget for and lowers the likelihood of costs accruing from emergency and unplanned responses to fallen trees, branches, or scrub. Furthermore, tree and bush maintenance helps to prevent delays and avoid unnecessary downtime.

Our scrub and tree clearance services include:

  • Scrub, brush, and tree clearance
  • Branch cutting and removal
  • Move small branches to locations that create a habitat for wildlife to minimise the environmental impact of vegetation clearance
  • Chipping and mulching of large branches
Tree Cutting

Debris Clearance

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Debris clearance is an integral part of the rail and track maintenance process, and we can complement this with clearing away and removing litter and rubbish.

Where appropriate, we can move smaller branches to nearby locations to support and create habitats for wildlife such as hedgehogs, amphibians, and reptiles. Larger branches can be chipped or mulched. Our team can also simultaneously conduct visual fence inspections to identify the damage, further reducing your operational costs.

The tree and branch clearance work may involve mechanically cutting back shrubs, trees, and branches to ensure they do not come into contact with power lines and other track infrastructure, notably. where tree limbs may cause a fire hazard. We also ensure that branches do not cover vital signs or crossing signals along the length of the track.

While we endeavor to carry out all work while trains and freight continue to run, in some instances, such as when the work is in close proximity to power lines, rail services may need to be suspended, or work can be scheduled to avoid disruption.

Wherever clearance involves trees owned by line-side neighbours that overhang the rail network’s fences or boundaries, we seek permission first to maintain good relations.

Contact RWB For Tree Cutting & Debris  Removal

RWB is an OHSAS, ISO, RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme) accredited company. We adhere to all industry standards, compliance laws, and safety regulations. We were established in 2010 and have built an extensive portfolio of ongoing track and rail maintenance contracts and satisfied customers.

To discuss tree cutting & debris clearance Service with our support team, please contact our national telephone number on 0800 488 0658.