3 Things Tree Service Crews Should Never Go Without


If you are starting out with your own tree service, you need to understand how having the right equipment, and other amenities can be of great benefit to your tree service crew. There are some things your tree service crew should never go without. Here are three of them:

Safety Equipment

A majority of the work your tree service crew does probably have to do with using sharp objects, such as chainsaws, axes, and other necessary tools when it comes to cutting down trees. Besides working with dangerous equipment, you will also have a lot of wood chip, dirt, and other debris flying around. If you need to use a bucket truck or ladders, you will need to stay safe when you're high up off the ground.

To best protect your crew while working on a tree job, you will want to ensure that everyone has the proper safety equipment. Examples of this type of equipment include:

  • Reflective safety vests
  • Hard hats
  • Ear muffs or ear plugs
  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves
  • Safety belts

For optimum safety, it's important that everyone on the crew knows how to run each piece of equipment and what to do in case of an emergency.

Portable Toilets

To stay hydrated, it's important for everyone on the tree crew to drink an adequate amount of water. This, of course, means there will be the need for a bathroom. Portable toilets are a must-have, especially if the job you need to complete is going to take all day.

A normal person uses the bathroom 6 to 7 times during a 24-hour period, so chances are your crew is going to need to go while doing a tree job. Have a portable toilet available will make sure everyone stays comfortable, plus it alleviates the need to leave the site to find a restroom.

Safety Signs

If you are going to be doing a tree job in a busy neighborhood or in a place that gets a lot of traffic, you will want to consider putting up safety signs. For example, there are signs available that say "Tree Work Ahead."

If the equipment you are using takes up a large area of the street, you can also get orange traffic cones that help to redirect traffic. Many signs and cones have bright reflective lighting that makes them easy to see in low-light situations and when it's getting dark outside.


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