Tree and Stump Removal Winter Safety Tips

1/13/2017

The winter season can be accompanied by heavy snowfall and high winds. This could cause branches to snap from the weight of snow or ice. Even more dangerously, big trees could be brought down causing immense danger to lives and properties. As such, there are safety measures that should be exercised before and after winter storms to maximize safety. Below are some safety tips for tree removal: Remove Hazardous Limbs and Dead Wood Before a Winter Storm. Trees are typically considered hazardous based on the compliance code of each state. When deemed unsafe, they should be removed as they could cause injuries or property damage. Keeping your property safe should be an ongoing project. This can be done by scheduling property maintenance with a professional company that specializes in tree services. Not only will this enhance the health of the trees, it will boost the safety and value of your property. Use Professional Services. Tree removal is an extremely dangerous job. Therefore, homeowners should always use the services of professionals to eliminate the risk of becoming seriously injured or worse. Tree removal experts take out many trees and stumps all through the year. They use various precautions and safety measures to safeguard themselves against becoming injured from falling limbs and other dangers. However, even with their training and level of expertise, some of these professionals still become injured when carrying out their jobs. Tool Safety is Essential. Tree removal tools like wood chippers and chainsaws can be dangerous, if used incorrectly. In a split second, the smallest distraction could cause an ax or chainsaw to inflict severe damage. Therefore, it is best to leave the task of removing trees and stumps to the professionals with the right clothing and expertise. Following these winter safety tips could go a far way in keeping your loved ones and property...

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Tree Removal Safety Tips For Spring

3/14/2016

The warmer weather of spring usually brings homeowners outside to perform exterior spring cleaning. Spring time is an excellent season to remove dead growth from perennials, bush and trees. The harsh months of winter, however, can necessitate complete tree removal of dying or diseased trees or when trees have become partially uprooted because of floods. Removing a tree is dangerous work, especially if the tree in question is large. Power Equipment. One of the most important safety tips to remember in tree removal is to exercise caution around the tools used to remove dead and dying trees, including chainsaws, wood chippers and even manual tools such as axes. Always exercise caution around these tools with their sharp edges. Anyone removing trees should wear proper safety equipment, including a helmet and face shield or safety goggles to guard against falling or flying debris. Heavy gloves and protective clothing made of Kevlar that covers the extremities are also essential to help avoid or reduce injuries. Workers should even consider wearing ear protection to avoid damage to the inner ear that can occur after repeated exposure to chainsaws. Falls. One of the biggest hazards to tree removal is climbing up on ladders, particularly for very large trees. Upper extremities must be lopped off first. Weak limbs at as bad support systems leading to falls. Always make sure that the limbs chosen can support the required weight. Electrical Lines. Another hazard involving tall trees are electrical lines. When removing high tree branches that are near electrical wires. Electrocution is a very real possibility when the proper steps are not taken. In addition, never let spectators into the immediate area as you never know what will happen. Felling the Tree. Another huge hazard occurs when the tree in question is finally brought done. Trees, especially those that are large, often do not fall the way that even seasoned professionals think will happen. Always be ware of where tree trunks may fall as they will not always fall where you think. Make sure that no one is in the immediate area so no mishaps will occur. The best course of action is to let professionals do the job. Contact Ohio Valley Group for safe and efficient tree...

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Safety Tips For Tree And Stump Removal

5/7/2015

Taking down a tree on your property can be a dangerous job that is best left to the professionals. A professional tree removal service has the right equipment and skills to get the job done correctly. Here are some essential tree and stump removal safety tips to keep in mind: Equipment Experience. Having experience with tree removal equipment like chainsaws and wood chippers is absolutely essential for safety. These are extremely dangerous tools that must be handled with care and operated by a trained professional. Accidents can happen when these items are not used properly, or when the operator becomes distracted, even if only for a moment. This is one of the most important tree removal tips for property owners to keep in mind. Electrical Lines. A big concern when removing tree limbs are power lines in the area. Some trees are so large that the limbs may extend up around power lines, creating a precarious situation when it comes time to remove those limbs and branches. If a limb should come loose and hit an electrical line, it can be deadly. If the removal equipment comes into contact with a live electrical line, it can actually electrocute the operator. A professional service knows to handle tree limb removal safely around power lines to reduce risk of accidents and injuries. Maintain Awareness. Tree removal is a job that requires one’s full attention at every step. In order to stay safe, one must stay alert and aware. This applies not only to the individual who is cutting the tree limbs, but also to those who are assisting from the ground. Falling branches and limbs can be deadly, so it is critical that everyone is paying attention during each step of the removal process. Stump Safety. Tree stumps should be removed because they pose a risk to anyone walking on the property. The stump can be a trip hazard, which could become a liability for property owners. That’s why it is very important to get the stump removed safely. Follow these safety tips to ensure that a tree removal goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Always call in the professionals to take care of large or rotting trees on your property. With the right equipment and skills, any tree can be removed...

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