Guidance note: Working safely with trees

How to reduce or eliminate the health and safety risks when working with trees.

Last updated

Feb 2012

Reading level

medium

File Type and Size

PDF, 261.79 kB

Document Length

2 pages

What it contains

The main health and safety risks when working with trees are chainsaws, falls and poorly maintained equipment. The condition of the tree is also critical to people’s safety. This document advises workplaces how to ensure workers are safe, and outlines:

  • when to think about work methods other than climbing to work on a tree
  • the risks of working with chippers (mulchers), chainsaws and working at height
  • how to reduce or eliminate these risks
  • how to reduce or eliminate these risks through proper emergency planning

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