Tree work, including tree trimming and removal work, can pose work health and safety risks. Safe Work Australia’s Guide to managing the risks of tree work has recently been updated.
The most significant changes relate to duties around:
- managing the risk of falls when accessing trees
- when to consider providing an additional backup safety line for single-rope access systems.
The guide provides practical information to manage risks associated with tree trimming and removal work, including lopping, pruning, wood chipping and stump grinding.
This guide is for:
- tree workers
- and others involved in the amenity tree industry.
Download the Guide to managing the risks of tree work.