TRAC Engineering have a dedicated Vegetation Management team with many years experience of planning and delivering a diverse range of vegetation management project throughout Network Rail’s Routes for a wide range of clients including Network Rail, Bam Nuttall, Amco Giffen & Balfour Beatty. 

We employ a wide range of disciplines in the delivery of these projects, including the Chainsaw Operators that carry out the majority of the work, and the Safety Critical Personnel that keep our teams safe while working on or near the line. Additionally, we employ IRATA operatives at all levels, ALO Co-ordinators, POS Reps, Machine Operators, Machine Controllers in addition to in-house Lift Planners and SSOW Planners. TRAC also utilise specialist subcontractors for specific tasks such as ecological appraisals and geotechnical design.

We employ the following resources directly COSS/PiC/SWL, RETB Operatives, Chainsaw Operators and Small Plant Opertators (Chippers,Brush Cutters, Hedge Cutters etc), IRATA Level 3 supervisors, ALO Co-ordinators, Lift Planners, POS Reps, Machine Operatives & Machine/Crane Controllers. Trac also utilises experienced specialist contractors that have worked with us for many years. 


Service – We aim to be the best, going the extra mile for our customers.
Safety – We work safely or not at all, aiming for zero incidents.
Quality – We’re focused on getting it right, with attention to detail from start to finish
Innovation – We’re focused on reducing costs, delivering new ideas efficiently


We have in place a robust suite of operating systems and procedures that are fully compliant with and certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. These are subject to rigorous internal and external audit regularly thus ensuring first class service delivery and continual improvement across all areas of our business. We are highly experienced at delivering services directly for Network Rail, currently hold Principal Contractor and Plant Operator status and are fully conversant with all relevant Network Rail standards, specifications and associated legislation for the projects that we undertake.


Our system is process-based and all processes follow the Plan, Do, Check, Act cycle.   

Improvement is fundamental to what we do.  The process is dynamic; each part feeding into the next, enabling us to continually improve.  Key areas for monitoring and measuring shall be assessed on a continual basis and form part of our management review activities. 

The system is designed to ensure that we carry out works sustainably and without harm to people or the environment. 

In particular, we will:

  • Minimise negative impacts upon the environment wherever possible. 
  • Aim to become more energy and resource efficient and monitor and implement measures to minimise our carbon emissions e.g. by investing in electric vehicles and better technology. 
  • Leave greenbelt and countryside areas as they were found. 
  • Account for climate change adaptation during planning; to ensure resilience and continuity of our services and to provide best support to our clients and carry out carbon monitoring.