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5 Safety Tips for Tree Removal Workers

Tree removal specialists have one of the toughest and most dangerous jobs. According to the Department of Labor, tree workers are about 15 times more likely to have a fatal accident than all other industries combined. These safety tips for tree removal specialists can help to reduce the risk of an on-the-job injury.

1. Put That Helmet On

Tree removal specialists should always wear a helmet. There is a serious risk of falls and being hit by tree debris that can result in severe head injuries. A helmet can help to reduce the severity of head injuries sustained during tree removal. Be sure to wear all your safety equipment.

2. Assess Your Surroundings

A recent study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that tree removal professionals were 10 times more likely to be electrocuted than electricians. Pay close attention to your surroundings, look for wires that are in the vicinity, and steer clear of them. You don't have to touch a live wire directly to be electrocuted. A tree limb can conduct electricity.

3. Be Aware of the Tree Fall Zone

You must accurately estimate the fallen zone surrounding the tree and take appropriate precautions to protect people and property. Always pad your estimated fall zone with an extra few feet. It is always better to err on the side of caution than it is to find out you were short on your estimates. Be sure the entire work area is clear before removing a tree.

4. Don't Work Alone

You should always have a partner with you. You don't want to risk working alone and a partner will improve safety. If something goes wrong, your partner can summon help if you can't. Buddying up will spread the workload and keep you safer.

5. Have the Right Equipment on Hand

Before starting the project, ensure all the necessary equipment is within easy reach. It's also best to ensure all the equipment is in good working condition before starting the project. Minimizing risk starts with being prepared.

Tree removal specialists are the safest option for tree removal. It is not a project a homeowner should take on themselves. Call us today at Top Tier Trees to learn about how we keep our staff and customers safe during the removal process.

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