Our Vision

Provide superior customer service, quality tree care and tailored vegetation management solutions to commercial and private clients on the North Coast of New South Wales.

About us

We are the only privately owned tree work company in the region, being certified by a JAS-ANZ accredited certification body. We currently hold certification with ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Standard, and comply with AS/NZS 4801:2001 Workplace Health and Safety and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems. This means that we must operate our business in line with certain standards of high quality that are periodically audited internally and externally. Through our ‘gap analyses’, we are able to identify deficiencies and implement corrective actions that facilitate improvement. For more information on International Standards click here.

BBTS commenced operations in 1999 focusing on the Byron Shire and have since expanded our business to cover the Ballina, Lismore and Tweed Heads Shires.

Since our inception, it has been our aim to deliver the highest standard of arboricultural work within our region by offering prompt, efficient and polite service. This is being achieved through a strong commitment to customer service, safe work practices and sustainable vegetation management with minimal impact on our local environment. We strive to deliver cost effective vegetation solutions which exceed all customer expectations.

We are fully insured and comply at all times to legal industry standards and government legislation. We carry public liability, workers compensation, professional indemnity and vehicle and plant insurances for customer piece of mind.

BBTS is a member of Arboriculture Australia (AA), Queensland Arboricultural Society (QAA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Utility Arborists Association of Australia (UAAA). Association membership provides our company with relevant industry updates to keep us at the forefront in all of our business practices.

We service both the public and private sector in all aspects of vegetation management offering consulting arborists for tree reports, qualified arborists for tree pruning, tree removals, dead wooding, canopy lifting, stump grinding, mulching, mulch sales, reports for planning approval, consultation, asset management/utilities clearing and emergency response.

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Vegetation management can be a dangerous occupation and the safety of our staff and all clientele is paramount.

It is mandatory that a BBTS HIRAC (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment and Control) form be completed at each job site, before any work proceeds.

In addition to arboricultural qualifications, our staff are skilled and hold certification in some or all of the following areas:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment
  • Rigging
  • Chemical Handling
  • Chainsaw Maintenance and Operation
  • High Risk Work/EWP Operation
  • Tractor/Excavator Operation
  • Traffic Control and
  • Senior First Aid

Quality Management System and OH&S/ Compliance

BBTS Quality Management system is based on the standard ISO 9001 (Quality). It is regularly reviewed and certified by the international certifying body JAS-ANZ.

BBTS has a comprehensive OH&S policy in place. This includes the availability of Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) for all specific work practices. Our staff is trained to conduct thorough Hazard reduction assessments on site.

Our OH&S system is reviewed and updated on a regular basis. We run as required staff tool box talks in relation to any new and relevant safety alerts.

It is mandatory for all staff to have a current and valid OH&S Construction card “White Card”.

Public Liability

BBTS carries $20 million public liability insurance.

Professional Indemnity

BBTS carries $5 million professional indemnity insurance.

Work Cover

BBTS covers all of its staff workers compensation through iCare.

Plant Insurance

All vehicles are comprehensively insured and carry current registration and CTP insurances.

  • All mobile plant is covered with comprehensive insurance.
  • Certificates of currency are available upon request.
  • Any subcontractors used are checked for same relevant cover.