Machine-assisted takedown

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.

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