Tree trimming is a job that requires a great deal of skill and knowledge. It is also a job that comes with a number of risks, including falls, electrical hazards, and being hit by falling branches. To ensure the safety of tree trimmers, all work must be done under the direction of a qualified tree worker (QTW). The hazards associated with tree care can be deadly.
Overhead power lines, falling branches, and faulty safety equipment are just some of the risks that tree care professionals may face. It is important to be aware of these hazards and take the necessary precautions to avoid them. Falling from a height is one of the most common hazards associated with tree trimming. Even if you are not working at a great height, it is still important to take precautions when using ladders or stepladders to reach the branches.
The risk of branches falling when you cut them, combined with the need to maintain balance while handling heavy chainsaws, increases the possibility of an accident. It is also important to remember the vital role that trees and plant life play in sustaining life on Earth. Homeowners should be aware of the potential risks associated with tree care and should not attempt to do it themselves. The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) encourages homeowners to hire professional tree care services instead of attempting to do it themselves.