Safety at your Site

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.

  • Work with due consideration for your own and others’ safety at all times.
  • Carry out instructions properly.
  • Seek clarification if in doubt or unsure about any item, process or activity.
  • Rectify and report all unsafe conditions.
  • Report unsafe machinery and equipment.
  • Use correct tools and equipment.
  • Keep the workplace as tidy and organised as practicable.
  • Have all injuries reported and attended to.
  • Use only tools, machinery and equipment that you are authorised and trained to use.
  • Do not start machinery unless authorised and until guards are in place and people aware.
  • Wear and use the protective clothing and equipment provided.
  • Obey all safety rules and signs.

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. 

Identifying hazards

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

2. Isolation

Isolation of the hazard provides a barrier that prevents people from getting to the hazard (or the hazard from getting to them).

3. Minimisation

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:

  1. regular safety checks
  2. maintenance of vehicles, plant or tools etc
  3. updated or renewed training for people

Our Safety First plan helps us get the job done efficiently, safe guarding all concerned.