Unsafe Practices and Tools
Undetected Power Lines
Increased Risk After Stormy Weather
After storms, many property owners may have tree emergencies and are inclined to attempt their own tree trimming or debris removal to quickly clear their property or driveway. However, the risk for electrocution is much higher because of possible downed power lines, dangling tree limbs in contact with live lines, or decreased visibility by trimmers working in the evening. Also, property owners and amateur tree crews may be unaware of additional conductive objects in contact with live power lines due to heavy storms, such as metal fencing, gutters, and standing pools of water.
To ensure maximum safety for tree trimming needs, property owners should always entrust these projects to the professionals of Embark Services. Safety is always priority one at Embark Services! The vast majority of all residential tree care companies do not have qualified employees to work within the OSHA allowable distance from power lines. Embark Services’s arbor employees are qualified to work near energized conductors, and all Embark Services aerial equipment is also tested regularly to ensure employees safety and total compliance with OSHA regulations and ANSI tree trimming standards. Embark Services also offers a full range of tree care services, including tree planting, tree removal, weed control services, irrigation installation, and tree fertilization. Contact Embark Services today for more information, or go online to request a free consultation.