Factsheet: Hedges and verges

Safe hedge maintenance

All hedge cutting work on the highway should be done safely and in accordance with the recommendations in Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual. The necessary warning signs must be in place before you start working on the highway, and must be removed when you’ve finished. Signs should be placed well in advance of the work and be clearly visible on every approach to the affected areas. Signs are available from your local builders’ merchant or hire shop.


We also recommended that:

It’s always a good idea to think about employing specialist qualified contractors for this work.