Make certain you are properly trained on how to use the gear. Some jurisdictions might have regulations about the form of training required for tree trimming and cutting.
In case an aerial bucket truck or other boomed vehicle is utilised, the operators must be trained in the safe operation of these vehicles. Jim’s Trees and Stump Removal provide tree removal service in Melbourne.Before cutting a tree, then inspect the area to determine possible hazards (e.g., the existence of power lines, broken or cracked limbs after a serious storm) and take proper actions to prevent injuries or accidents. Prevent any indirect or direct contact with the power line until the utility or even hydro business has affirmed that the line has been de-energized. (additional info on working close power lines is below.)
Mark off area around the tree and also protect against bystander access. Always work with another person who remains on the ground.
Learn to recognise trees weakened by infection and kinds of trees more prone to splitting.
Inspect tree limbs to get stronger before growing. Assess for cavities in the tree, rotten or dead branches, cracks and splits in the back or in which branches are attached, broken branches hanging in the tree, etc..
Inspect the drop safety lines and equipment before each time they are used. Tag and remove any damaged or faulty equipment from service until it may be repaired or replaced and disposed of properly, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations.
If a ladder is used, tie it off on a safe branch.
Fill small lifeless branches away by hand as you climb. Remove bigger branches with appropriate tools.
Place hands and feet on independent limbs and move just one hand or foot at one time.
Increase or lower gears by attaching hand lines to the conclusion of tools. Applications attached at the centre might catch on branches. Smaller tools may be lifted and lowered in a bucket attached to your hand line.
Use non-conductive tools and personal protective equipment if working near electric power lines.
Make sure you could see the cut you are making, so you do not cut hand lines, security ropes, etc.. unintentionally.
Attach a wax or silicon guard on saws that are held by a ring on employee’s belt.
Don’t use dead branches for support.
Do not climb trees during icy or wet weather or under high wind conditions.
Do not abandon partially sawn limbs on trees.
Do not carry saws, pruners and other resources while climbing.
Don’t use axes or hatchets.
What are security tips for utilising ropes?
Inspect often for flaws along the whole length of the string.
Move ropes gradually over limbs or through crotches to prevent friction damage.
Keep ropes coiled when not in use.
Store ropes in ventilated boxes and protected from the weather.
What are safety tips when working near power lines?
Contact the power utility firm before working on trees near power lines to arrange for ways to defend the workers (e.g., cutting the power to the lines and grounding them or using insulating blankets over the power lines).
Know the minimal working distances from “live” power lines for the voltage they’re running.
Utilise proper ropes with appropriate pins and carriers for raising and cutting equipment.
Utilise a pull rope to avoid branches from falling toward power lines.
Use non-conducting tools and equipment.
Ensure that the pole pruner’s cutting head is connected to the lever in the lower end of the pole with a polypropylene rope. Don’t use a wire or string.
Implement and maintain a coating of non-conductive, wood preservative to maintain wooden pruner handles dry.
What should you avoid when working near power lines?
Don’t approach fallen power lines.
What should you Learn about Personal Protective Equipment?
Choose close-fitting, long-sleeved clothes.