TreeLine takes site safety seriously. Arboriculture work involves a wide range of tree care and tree management activities such as climbing, pruning, trimming, maintaining and removing trees. Tree work exposes workers to numerous hazards, and the added complication of working at height can increase the risk of harm to arborists.
TreeLine has adopted the following site safety attitude.
If any risk of injury to the public exists, then the site shall be managed in such a way as to ensure public safety.
When our arborist quote your job they are also evaluating issues that may impact site safety.
The first stage of identifying hazards occurs in the design and work planning phase. It is at this time that the generic hazards associated with that type of work and some of the specific hazards for the job are identified.
Controlling a hazard – hierarchy of controls
Once identified, TreeLine staff work through a three-part process to control the hazard.
Elimination of the hazard is naturally the first preference for controlling a hazard as it completely removes the potential harm
Isolation of the hazard provides a barrier that prevents people from getting to the hazard (or the hazard from getting to them).
This is the least preferred method of controlling a hazard but it can be effective, and in certain circumstances may be the appropriate method of controlling a hazard.
If a hazard has not been eliminated, then on-going monitoring of the hazard shall occur. Monitoring may include:
Our Safety First plan helps us get the job done efficiently, safe guarding all concerned.