Hazards could be known in advance or be unforeseen. Some possible hazards are:

  • condition and stability of the tree
  • falling or swinging objects including tree parts  that have been cut or have the potential to  break
  • onsite conditions that increase the risk of slips, trips and falls
  • manual tasks including pulling, pushing, lifting and plant vibration
  • electric shocks from energised power lines
  • working with plant including mobile plant
  • dehydration and fatigue
  • wind and rain
  • allergic reactions to trees and poisonous plants
  • biting or stinging (such as insects and snakes)
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