Have you ever witnessed a landscaper or tree trimmer performing a task in a dangerous and unsafe way? Perhaps you drove by a worker up in a tree trimming branches, but without a safety harness or other protective gear. Maybe you passed by a landscape worker applying pesticide or fertilizer out of a used drink bottle or some other unmarked container. Or, you might have caught a glimpse of a worker cutting down an entire tree without any concern of nearby power lines or structures.
While the sight of such reckless and dangerous landscape and tree work might be concerning to the most residential and business property owners, the reality is that many property owners are completely unaware that their own landscape and tree care crews are just as unsafe. Although it might appear that hiring a basic landscaper or tree crew could possibly save a few dollars, the high risk of bodily injury or property damage greatly outweighs any potential financial savings.
Unfortunately, many home and business property owners are too focused on the end results of landscape and tree work to notice how the work is actually being performed. Hiring an untrained, unsafe and inexperienced landscape and tree care crew can leave property owners vulnerable to personal injury, damage to lawns, trees and property, or liable for worker injuries or accidents occurring on their property.
An untrained, inexperienced landscape and tree crew can increase the likelihood of personal injury to the property owner, their family or their customers through careless work. If a large tree branch is cut down without being properly cabled and harnessed, the branch can easily injure or kill the property owner, a relative or client because of its weight and size. Additionally, many basic landscapers use unsafe and illegal containers to store fertilizers and pesticides, which can lead to accidental poisoning of nearby children, or an incorrect application that damages the property.
The other danger in utilizing an unsafe landscape crew or tree company is that their haphazard work can lead to massive property damage to your home, business, vehicles or other structures. Basic, unsafe landscapers using illegal containers might apply incorrect levels of pesticide on your property, killing your grass and shade trees and resulting in additional landscape and tree removal expenses. Also, tree trimmers not using Personal Protection Equipment like safety harnesses, goggles or hardhats can harm themselves by falling out of a tree and onto your property, or they can accidentally cut a branch that falls onto your home, shed, office building, vehicle or fence.
For home and business property owners in Houston, the safest decision you can make to protect yourself, family members, customers, and property is to contact the Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals of Embark Services. Embark Services is pleased to be Houston’s single source solution for all landscape and tree care needs, utilizing skilled and experienced teams that are OSHA-qualified to handle projects of any size. Embark Services can protect and promote the natural beauty of your lawn, trees and surrounding property while performing the work using industry-leading safety procedures and equipment. Protect what matters most by calling the landscape and tree care leaders at Embark Services today. You can request a free consultation online, or contact Embark Services directly to get more information.