Building an emergency plan

A good plan starts well before the work ever does. Nothing disrupts job flow or makes a bad situation worse than needing a tool, skill or item of emergency equipment and not having it. Be sure the basics are covered before work begins.

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Tree Care safety

Safely felling a tree: a five-step guide

The process for safely felling a tree includes things like determining felling direction, assessing side lean, planning an escape route and more. Take a look at (and download) this five-step guide for felling a tree.

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When using a chain saw, stand with your feet firmly planted and always operate the chain saw with both hands on the saw.

Climb safe! It's all in the tools and training

“Climb safe” is a common signature among co-workers in emails and other correspondence within the tree care industry, and for all the right reasons: tree care, tree removal and related tree climbing are some of the most dangerous activities and occupations in which a person can be involved.

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Climbing Tree Care Employee

Chain saw safety handling and best practices

Chain saw training and skill development are often overlooked and underappreciated because almost anyone can manage to get a chain saw started. Proper starting procedure is vital in getting off to the right start.

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When using a chain saw, stand with your feet firmly planted and always operate the chain saw with both hands on the saw.

Worksite safety…Talk about it!

Good communication is key to keeping the jobsite safe, avoiding accidents and making the job profitable. Tree work is a team effort; one person can’t do the job alone.

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Good communication is key in the tree care industry.

The five-step felling plan!

When felling trees, it is vital to have and use a felling plan. The five-step felling plan incorporates up-to-date cutting methods, is widely used by professional chainsaw operators worldwide and has recently been adopted into the ANSI Z-133.1 Standard for tree-care operations. Using the five-step felling plan will help you to achieve successful results consistently.

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Felling Plan