Working safely with trees

Each year workers in the amenity tree industry are killed or seriously injured. It is important to control the risks when doing tree trimming, pruning or removal.


What it contains

This document outlines safety measures that can control risks and hazards when working with trees. It explains:

  • Preparation and planning
  • Working near overhead powerlines
  • Working at height
  • Working with chainsaws
  • Falling objects
  • Working with wood chippers
  • Emergency procedures