Whether you are green in the field or a long time expert, safety should always be your number one thought. Any professional arborist will tell you it’s well worth being a top priority.
We’ve put together a safety log for your use. Even if you consider yourself, “seasoned” you must read into these tips as a refresher. The ego doesn’t belong in an arboriculturist.
Wearing Proper Safety Equipment
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- Fall and Rescue Harness
It seems rudimentary, but most undermine the importance of this equipment. Quality level is another topic unless it proves to be a considerable safety hazard. Most products put out are tested and well-reviewed. Make sure you adequately research brands and products before buying. The research will ensure you aren’t left falling or seriously harming yourself.
Avoid Electric and Plumbing Hazard
What seems obvious isn’t always so obvious. It would be best if you inspected every working area that you perform cuts on dearly. Sometimes power lines can slip past your initial shakedown. If any of your equipment touches a loose wire or any nearby electricity source, you will be injured. Another vital thing to look out for is gas lines and other miscellaneous plumbing lines.
You may want to call a licensed professional in plumbing or electrician work in some cases. Gas lines may need manipulation, and other extensive possibilities could play their hand. We call industry professionals that we’ve worked with for years. You can check out their plumbing site if you need anything in that field.
Please refer to mandated safety checklists for information on how to ensure your work area is safe.
It’s always smart to plan and enjoy a clear day while you’re high in the sky. Let’s all remember those rules about trees and lightning.
Another aspect of weather that’s important is wind speed. Weather can vary heavily based on your location. Some areas never really need to worry about this, but others can be very hazardous. The species of tree you are involved with can sway this also.
There are safety guidelines published then get an official appointment by the government or other legal safety organizations. For all of the information given here today, you must understand we are not responsible for any injury relating to accidents you may have while doing tasks related to any tree-cutting.
That said, the first thing is never to hop on a tree without having predetermined knowledge about its age and lifespan. You don’t want to find yourself surfing down a tree at terminal velocity.
This information will change depending on the tree cut and the height of the cuts.
Please refer to official guidelines for more information on this subject.
Glad you’ve made it this far. You’re that much closer to avoiding severe injury! If you enjoyed this content or have something you want to see posted in the future, let us know! Our contact page has everything you need.
Check out the video below to see some real-time tips by professionals.