IOG SALTEX’S ‘World of Arb’ makes tree surgery best practice comes alive

IOG is planning a series of demonstrations, workshops and seminars for this year’s SALTEX show.

Working closely with arboricultural specialist the BTS Group in the World of Arb area of the show, there will be a daily programme of tree climbing/access and rescue demonstrations, walk-in ‘ask the BTS expert’ workshops, as well as a display of products needed for safe and effective tree surgery - focusing especially on equipment for working at height efficiently, effectively and safely.

In addition, the schedule of free seminars taking place in The Grandstand will also include sessions dedicated to the arboriculture industry.

The BTS programme of live demonstrations will include best-practice routines for:

  • Access - climbed versus platform – highlighting health and safety issues as well as the efficacy of the alternative routines/methods; and

  • Aerial rescue techniques – focusing on accident and emergency routines when close to electricity/power lines.

Kevin Moore, Training Manager of the BTS Training division, says the enthralling programme will involve BTS staff from the Group’s Ipswich, Luton and Leeds depots.

Elsewhere in the show, arborists will also be able to view and discuss a wide range of appropriate equipment, from harnesses through to sky-high access platforms, from other exhibitors.

The IOG SALTEX World of Arb showcase is one of a number of special feature areas planned for this year’s show – visit for details.