Tree work is generally risky, but tree removal is even more dangerous especially if done by someone who does not have prior experience or properly equipped. Everything from the cutting tools down to the tree itself can pose a significant safety risk to you and your property.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, tree felling accounts for over 200 death every year. Some of the common tree removal risks include power lines, improper equipment, improper tool handling and decaying wood.
With this in mind, it’s safer to have a trained tree removal expert handle the tree removal. Not only are the experts equipped with the right tools to complete the work quickly, they are committed to ensuring that the tree is removed without causing damage to your property or personal injury.
Tree Removal Safety Tips
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a safety guide to help limit tree care hazards. Other useful safety tips include:
Use Safety Gear
Tree removal professionals are required to cover themselves from head to toe in protective gear before proceeding with a tree removal service. The OSHA recommends wearing protective gear, such as protective helmet, work gloves, chainsaw pants and chaps, safety glasses, and more.
Don’t Climb Rotting Wood
When trees are dead, they become weak with their inside filled with rotting wood or deadwood. This makes them unstable and highly unpredictable when coming down. The hollowed-out trunks or limbs attached to the dying tree can drop suddenly, causing significant damage to your roof, window or even fall in your direction. The safest way to get a dead tree removed is by using a crane.
Tree removal involves use of potentially dangerous power and hand tools, such as chainsaws, wood chippers, and axes. A slightest distraction while using these tools can inflict serious injury to your hand, legs or arms within a second. This will lead to financial damage in terms of medical bills and recovery. The best professionals take precautions to minimize chances of these
Hiring a Professional for Tree Removal
Although wearing safety gear can significantly minimize safety risks, they don’t necessarily prevent accidents from happening. The most reliable way to get hazardous trees out of your property is by hiring a professional tree service with specialty in tree removal.
Raleigh Tree Service offers professional tree removal services to residential and commercial clients throughout Cary, NC and the surrounding areas. The tree service experts at Raleigh Tree Service are professionally trained, and equipped with the right tools.
If you have any questions about tree removal in Cary, NC, call them at 919-889-5783