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March 2019

Safety Tips when Working with Ladders | Branch Management

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Safety Tips for LaddersSafety Tips when Working with Ladders?

No one wants a stairway to heaven especially when working with a ladder. Here are some safety tips you might like to consider…

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Each year there are dozens of serious incidents where workers have fallen from ladders. Most of these incidents involve a ladder being used incorrectly or inappropriately.

Only use ladders for simple access jobs, or for a short duration. It’s best to work from the ground whenever possible.

Consider other options like scaffolding or and elevated work platform. If there is no other option, the following precautions can help you avoid injury:-

  • Choose the right ladder for the job. It should meet Australian Standards and the load requirements of the job.
  • An A-Frame or Extension Ladder may be appropriate for some tasks but a platform ladder is safer.
  • Inspect the ladder for damage before each use.
  • Only use a ladder if you are physically-capable of doing so.
  • Always set up the ladder on a flat, stable surface. If this is not possible then use a ladder that includes ladder safety devices.
  • Always maintain 3 points of contact when climbing or descending a ladder.  This means 2 hands and one foot or 2 feet and 1 hand.
  • Only take small items up or down a ladder.
  • Never lean or reach away from the ladder while using it.
  • The combined weight of the person using the ladder and any tools should never exceed the working load on the ladder.
  • A-frame ladders should only be used when locked in the fully-open position.
  • If you’re using an extension ladder, secure it at the top, bottom or both. If this is not possible then have somebody hold the ladder in place while you are on the ladder.
  • Extension ladders should be angled at a ratio of 1:4. That is, position the base of the ladder 1 metre away from the structure for every 4 mtrs of height.
  • Do not climb or work past the second-last rung of a ladder and never straddle the top of an A-frame ladder.
  • When climbing down, remain facing the ladder and climb to the bottom rung before stepping off.

Using a ladder at home can be very dangerous especially for the inexperienced or the elderly. Please always have somebody observing and helping you.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time. Our business gives thanks to our employees for being such amazing people.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborisw.facebook.com/branchmgmt/posts/2776564665721243t is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species. Looking for some pruning tips.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Aerial Inspections provide peace of mind | Branch Management

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Aerial InspectionAerial Inspections provide Peace of Mind for Everyone?

So why are aerial inspections so important…

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So many tree owners ring requesting tree assessments. They have had branches start to fall, a storm has passed through and they are nervous about the state of their tree or it is just starting to die. An assessment is done by standing on the ground and looking up. So many tell tale signs can be seen from the ground. There are also many times when an aerial inspection is required which enables the arborist to look from the top of the tree down.

James has performed many aerial inspections and often found problems that are bigger than once thought.  Photo’s are taken and then assessed by our AQF5 Arborist.

A few years ago, a home owner called us for another opinion. He had already had 2 other tree companies and an arborist from the council look at his tree in his back yard. They all advised that it was fine. Upon our inspection we recommended an aerial inspection which showed the tree to be hollow through many of its branches and where the main trunk forks. As the tree was very large, this could not be detected from the ground. At any time the tree could have failed damaging not only the home owners property but his 2 neighbours properties. Luckily the home owner’s instinct was to keep searching until he found some answers.

If you are concerned or your instinct is saying get another opinion, give us a call.

James our Home Owners Specialist

James provides free quotes to all home owners and will spend time answering your queries and questions. His knowledge spans over 28 years of being in the tree industry and from climbing some of the tallest and most dangerous trees. He is the one that will prune or remove your tree when our quotes are accepted so you can be guaranteed his timing for the work to be perform will not be overcharged.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species. Looking for some pruning tips.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Professional Tree Service Packages | Branch Management

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Professional Tree Services PackageNeeding a Reliable, Professional Tree Service Packages Company for your clients?

Who is our Professional Tree Services Package professional and why is she so good…

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Strata’s, Real Estates, Schools, Governments & Corporate Clients are always after a professional, safe and friendly business who can provide quality work at a fantastic price with a reliable professional service.

Shelley is our Professional Package co-ordinator who will be there to answer your calls, answer your questions, provide you with ongoing quotes with a reliable timeframe. Shelley has been working in the Tree Industry for over 20 years and has been co-ordinating all jobs for the last 15 years. Her specialty is being the reliable client contact who delivers.

From updating insurance policies when needed to providing all types of trades to perform the most delicate, to the most dangerous jobs. Training and safety are her key elements to choosing crew members for the job.

Her communication skills with our clients and your clients will leave you with a smile on your face.

You will feel in safe hands.

Free Quotes for Home Owners from our Specialist

From when you first ring to arranging your FREE Quotes, we are interested in your request and try to make it as hassle free as possible.

A time will be arranged that suits both and as promptly as possible. James our Home Owners Specialist will turn up to your property on time, every time otherwise you will receive a phone call. The free quotes will last as long as necessary covering all your queries and questions. You will receive a written quote from our quote book identifying what will be done and a price that will be competitive.

We do not ask if you have received other quotes and or other prices. Our price is guaranteed to be our best price all the time.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species. Looking for some pruning tips.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

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Home Owners Specialist | Branch Management

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Home Owners SpecialistNeed a helping hand from our Home Owners Specialist with a Free Quote?

Who is our Home Owner Specialist and why is he so good…

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If you are a Home Owner and require the services of a Specialist for a Free Quote regarding your Tree Services Newcastle, Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Cessnock areas, look no further. James Sullivan is our Specialist and has over 28 years experience within the tree industry. He has years of experience climbing trees and therefore has expert knowledge to provide a professional, cost effective and quality quote. His climbing skills is to your advantage as he will be the one performing the works.  His knowledge of getting around a tree and how best to do the scope of works required means you won’t be over charged.

James can also provide you with a quote on pruning, removing, hedging, replanting, transplanting, block and land clearing.

What makes James different from the rest is he will take the time to explain the process of dismantling or pruning your tree and answer all of your queries and questions.

His crew will take care of your property and the clean up at the end will be like no other.

Our safe climbing techniques, new equipment and friendly crew will satisfy your tree requirements.

Looking for the more Professional Package

Are you renting and like our services, referrals are our best form of advertising. We service all types of strata management companies, real estates, schools and corporate customers. We are the experts in Professional Tree Service Packages. Call us today for a free consultation on how we can best serve you and your customers with no obligation, free quotes with a professional you will be pleased to have met.

If you are sick of waiting for a tradie click here, we provide professional services all the time.

To identify different species of trees an AQF5 Arborist is your go to person.  Our AQF5 Arborist has years of experience and knows his species. Looking for some pruning tips.

If you have any questions or comments go to https://www.branchmanagement.com.au/contact/ or phone: 0419 289 223

Get your FREE quote for Tree Services here

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