BS 8596:2015 gives guidance on surveying for bats in individual trees,groups of trees and in woodland. This includes scoping, roost and activitysurveys, and record keeping.
This British Standard applies to the following:
- forestry and woodland managers and operatives, including woodlandowners, managers, agents, foresters, contractors, conservation bodies andwoodland advisers;
- arboriculturists, in particular tree work contractors, but also arboriculturalconsultants and local authority tree officers;
- planning officers, local government ecologists and other governmentdepartments whose functions might bring them into contact with bats intrees or woodland (whether directly or indirectly);
- developers and associated professions, e.g. construction companies,demolition companies and landscape architects;
- ecological consultants, particularly those who have the potential to work onthe specialist aspect of surveying for bats in trees;
- utility companies, infrastructure constructors and maintainers, engineers;and
- flood risk managers.
This British Standard does not include guidance relating to bat surveys inbuildings, underground sites or any habitat other than woodland or trees. It alsodoes not give any guidance about the outcomes of the surveys undertaken, suchas how woodland is managed or mitigation measures.
Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010
Work at Height Regulations 2005
Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Conservation (Natural Habitats&c.) Regulations 1994
Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations
(Northern Ireland) (1995)
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
All current amendments available at time of purchase are included with the purchase of this document.
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