What you need to know
Many incidents have occurred where operators use machines to assist in the takedown of large edge trees and hung-up or leaning trees.
These case studies show what happens when felling and takedown operators do not follow good practice guidance.
All operators must receive appropriate training in:
- How to operate the machine
- How to do the tasks required
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
- How to keep the machine in good working order.