Are you a ... tree surgeon?
What you need to know
During the last 10 years 24 tree surgeons/arborists have been killed during tree work and nearly 1,400 have suffered an injury.
What you need to do
- Your employer must make sure you are trained and competent to do the work.
- You must maintain all equipment in good condition and report any faults to your employer.
- Use all personal protective equipment that your employers gives you and report any faults.
Key concerns for tree surgeons are:
We recommend that you read these pages to find out what your employer's responsibilities are to you – or your own responsibilities if you are self-employed.