Tree trimming, tree removal, tree cutting, grinding and removal of tree stumps and garden care can be dangerous work. Before undertaking any work yourself we urge you to get the advice of a tree care specialist. At A1 Sure services we can offer high-quality tree services North Shore / Auckland wide and can give expert advice on the best course of action for your trees.
If you have decided to do some work on your trees and garden, be sure to keep your health and safety as your number one priority. If you are unsure about something or not confident in your ability to complete a certain task, then don’t do it. Contact a professional arborist and get their advice.
Here are a few safety tips for tree care and garden work:
1. Wear protective clothing/gear - Depending on the work you’re doing you may need all or some of the following: Helmet/Hard Hat, Safety Goggles, Work Gloves, Slip-resistant Work Boots, Thick Pants. It is vital you protect yourself from any potential hazards such as falling branches, wood dust/chips, slippery environments, sharp tools/machinery.
2. Be aware of your surroundings - Make sure you have a good lay of the area you will be working with. If you’re going to be digging into the ground, find out where utility pipes/cables lie and avoid causing major damage/disruptions. If you will be getting high up on a ladder or other piece of machinery, be aware of low hanging branches and power lines.
3. Minimize hazards - Before undertaking any work be sure to clear the area of any potential hazards. Loose branches, tools, toys, sports equipment can all be tripping hazards and, when you’re operating power tools or holding sharp objects, can cause serious injury. Also, make sure any children or animals are kept indoors and out of the way.
4. Power Tools - Take the utmost care when working with power tools, they are not toys! Before using them make sure you inspect for any damage to the tools that could potentially become hazards. Wear the correct protective gear when operating power tools. Use an outdoor extension lead if required and always be aware of where your cable is to avoid cutting through it.
Most importantly, never operate a power tool unless you are confident in your ability to use it. Read the manual, watch tutorial videos on youtube, ask someone experienced for advice, just make sure you know what you are doing before pressing that ‘ON’ button.
And don’t forget at A1 Sure Services we offer expert tree work services, including tree removal and tree trimming, Auckland-wide!
Contact us today if you require tree pruning or tree removal North Shore / Auckland wide. We’ll be happy to supply a free no obligation quote within 48 hours.
Small trees or large trees - we can do it all safely and efficiently! We are fully insured with public liability insurance up to $2M and have the personnel and equipment to complete almost any job whilst following strict health and safety guidelines. Whether we’re removing a tree or simply trimming it, you and your tree’s health is our number one priority.
We provide a wide range of services in Auckland: Tree felling, Tree removal services, Tree trimming, Tree pruning services, Hedge trimming, Stump grinding services, Stump removal, Land clearance and more!
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Drivers have been captured on camera boldly using their phones while driving, to video call, text and make calls.
The footage, taken in Auckland, comes as the Government increased the cost of a fine for using a cellphone while driving from $80 to $150.
Over the course of a week, ahead of the fine increase, a Stuff visual journalist captured numerous people using their phones while driving, including a woman who appeared to be on a video call while passing through an intersection, a man speaking on the phone and numerous people texting or looking at their phone.
Last year, police issued more than 40,000 infringement notices for the offence.
A driver for Dingo Groundworx NZ was captured using their phone while driving a truck along Williamson Ave, in Ponsonby.
Owner Cameron Hadley told Stuff all employees were very aware they should not be using their phones while driving.
He said he would be raising the issue in a staff meeting.
AA road safety spokesman Dylan Thomsen told Stuff he wasn’t surprised to hear about the woman video calling while driving.
While AA supports the Government’s fine increase, Thomsen said it wasn’t going to solve the problem.
“People just can’t resist the temptation if they hear their phone go off ... it’s not something you do by accident.”
“A lot of people use their phone behind the wheel and don’t do other risky things.”
He hopes as there are further advancements in technology, phone companies can have default “do not disturb” modes that activate as soon as drivers start moving in their car.
“Until we change the mindset it will be hard with enforcement alone, people don’t appreciate the risks until it’s too late,” Thomsen said.
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