Trees are a beautiful and important part of our local environment, adding natural, aesthetic and economic value to the Houston area. However, over time trees can become damaged because of heavy winds, tree diseases or drought, and need to be removed for safety reasons. Additionally, some large trees need to be removed because of their proximity to nearby homes or other structures, either to avoid possible damage from falling debris or because of structural damage caused by tree roots. The problem with large or delicate tree removals is that there are many amateur or unskilled tree workers attempting to remove trees, which often leads to property damage, and even injury to the workers themselves.
This is part three in a blog series focusing on tree removal services, with part one emphasizing the environmental and financial benefits of allowing Embark Services to remove of trees, while part two focused on property safety and protection during Embark Services’s tree removals.
For tree removal projects, particularly involving large trees or complex removals, Embark Services is the best choice Houston area residential property owners can make. Embark Services takes pride in offering thorough, efficient and high-quality tree removal services, all while utilizing award-winning and industry-leading safety techniques. One of the most important aspects of Embark Services’s tree removal services is their total commitment to safety, both for their Certified Arborists and for the property owner. Embark Services’s safety techniques and specialized equipment set them far and above the amateur tree workers that often injure themselves or cause property damage with their haphazard and untrained tree removal methods.
The first component of Embark Services’s commitment to total workplace safety is the usage of Personal Protective Equipment, also known as PPE. All Embark Services workers utilize PPE such as safety glasses, hard hats, gloves, and chaps in compliance with OSHA regulations. This allows tree removal projects to be performed safely and significantly reduces the chance of injury to the Embark Services team from flying debris or falling limbs. Too often, many amateur tree workers perform tree removals without using any PPE, which makes them more likely to injure themselves on a worksite, possibly making the property owner liable for medical costs.
Another important part of Embark Services’s safety techniques during tree removal is that all Embark Services’s tree removal team members are secured at all times using harnesses. These safety harnesses are tied in two points at all times, ensuring maximum security while performing this delicate and dangerous work. The use of safety harnesses is critically important when dealing with chainsaw work since many amateur and unskilled tree workers carelessly perch themselves on ladders while operating chainsaws. The use of ladders while operating chainsaws is not an OSHA approved tree trimming or tree removal technique because of the high risk of injury by ladder falls, chainsaw injuries or a combination of both. Embark Services’s safety harnesses during tree removal projects ensures that chainsaws can be safely and effectively used while also protecting Embark Services’s workers from falls or chainsaw injuries.
Finally, Embark Services’s award-winning and industry-leading safety techniques for tree removal projects protect the health and safety of property owners and nearby residents. Before beginning a tree removal project, a pre-job hazard analysis is conducted by trained crew leaders to assess possible dangers during the project such as unstable trees, heavy branches, structures or property in the path of the falling tree, and nearby utility lines. This analysis allows Embark Services’s crew to develop a safe and effective strategy for tree removal that maximizes the protection of people and property. Additionally, work areas are always secured to eliminate the risk of injury to workers, property owners and passersby that might be in the path of falling debris or tree limbs.
If you have a large dead or damaged tree that needs to be removed, or a mature tree in a delicate location on your property that needs to be removed for safety reasons, contact the tree removal experts of Embark Services. As Houston’s leader for complex and large-scale tree removal projects, Embark Services can efficiently and safely remove trees from residential properties and make the tree site viable for future usage, thus protecting the property value and aesthetics. All Embark Services team members also complete the award-winning Embark Services Green Guide Training Program to ensure complete worksite safety, protecting both workers and property owners. For more information on Embark Services’s tree removal services, contact Embark Services directly or go online to request a free consultation with Embark Services’s Certified Arborists or Landscape Professionals.