De-vegetation, Forestry and Geotechnical services can be provided for rail and highways infrastructure across the country. HRS Services offer specialist, cost-effective vegetation removal works to ensure the usability and safety of the rail and highways networks. Our capabilities include the removal of vegetation, site clearance works, station vegetation clearance, removing fly tip material, structural vegetation clearance, tree-felling, removal of large trees, waste removal, herbicide spraying, tree surveys, chipping, branch removal, invasive species control and descaling.

De-vegetation – Why choose HRS Services?

HRS Services has the knowledge and skills to carry out a wide range of de-vegetation works for rail, highways and water infrastructure across the country. We can undertake de-vegetation works by rope access, MEWPs, boats, divers or using ladders/scaffold towers. We hold RISQS accreditation, are an approved contractor for Network Rail and have experience working on HS1.

Our 30 years’ experience includes thousands of projects and we can deliver the following services:

De Vegetation Services
  • Building Walls, Gabions, Buttresses and Fences
  • Detailed and Visual Inspections
  • Installation of Rock Bolts, Dowels and Soil Nails
  • Laying of Mesh or Netting
  • Maintenance Works
  • Pesticide/Herbicide Spraying
  • Principal and General Inspections
  • Rock Slope Stabilisation and De-scaling
  • Surveys and Testing
  • Tree Felling

HRS’ specialist Inspection & Maintenance division has a vast amount of experience on an array of structures and slopes, including carrying out work next to major road networks and on redundant and live rail structures. We have also worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious road and rail bridges to ensure their longevity.

Our safety management system is well developed, tried and tested for over 30 years. Our personnel hold a wide range of core competencies including NRHSA, RSL and DZEP for HS1; PTS + ICI, AC, DCCR for Network Rail and associated competencies for IRATA (Rope Access), first aid, MEWP trained, trained in the use of scaffold towers, water awareness and confined space works, as well as others if required. HRS inspection competencies are held in STE04 and STE05 tickets and HRS personnel are currently working towards the Bridge Inspection Certification Scheme (BICS).

Inspection Services and Ecology Services

HRS carry out condition surveys, principal inspections, general inspections, detailed inspection and visual inspections. If required, HRS can provide a range of surveys and inspections simultaneous to carrying out any de-vegetation work. This can both be a safer way to do the surveys and inspections and save our clients the time and money of having to arrange two different sets of labour and possession times.

Our in-house ecologists have a wealth of experience working on Network Rail projects and are able to provide watching briefs if vegetation clearance coincides with the bird nesting season. Ecological surveys, ecological method statements and mitigation measures for any species found on site can also be supplied.

Our track record

We’re experienced in working on an array of structures, next to major road networks and on live and redundant rail structures to ensure the quality and safety of UK infrastructure is maintained. We have vast experience of difficult access jobs and offer a range of access methods including rope access, MEWPs, scaffold towers and more to ensure you receive a time and cost effective solution.

HRS has built a strong track record of work with major clients including Network Rail, Carillion, AMEY, Murphy and Balfour Beatty. We have assisted them with keeping lines and tracks clear from vegetation to satisfy all safety requirements.

Request a quote for De-vegetation services

Contact our friendly I&M Team to request a quote for De-vegetation works on  your structural assets.

Contact us on 0800 030 4391 or e-mail