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Danger tree safety

Nov. 11, 2016 - After two fatalities involving danger trees in October, BC Forest Safety released some tips to stay safe:

1.) Do a full 360 assessment of a danger tree’s condition.

2.) Is the danger tree sound enough to maintain the control of fall?

3.) Consider whether to ask for qualified assistance for a second opinion.

4.) Determine if an alternative method of removal is required.

5.) Is there an adequate opening?

6.) Make 2 escape trails behind cover if available.

7.) Place falling cuts at a comfortable height to assist you in monitoring the top.

8.) While using escape trail do not turn your back to falling tree.

9.) Do not take your eyes off of the falling tree.

10.) Be sure to let the canopy settle down before going back to stump.

Read more, here.

November 11, 2016  By  Tamar Atik

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